5/26 – From Poets & Writers The Time is Now series: Write a short story that launches with the opening of floodgates—something that has been restrained or kept in containment which now bursts free. What confluence of forces had to combine to create the circumstances that would allow this to happen? Focus on the impact this release has on characters’ emotions, and how they deal with the fallout.
Find a passage in a work-in-progress where you’re stuck and have your character do the OPPOSITE of the first thing that comes to mind. Let his or her actions surprise you.
5/29 -Try out some literary gossip inspired by this Electric Lit interview with Katherine Heiny.
Write about gossip your protagonist overhears or have your narrator share gossip about your main character or another character in your story. Or, just write about a friendship.