Category: Writing Prompts

Master Class 2014 Volume X
April 28, 2014 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

It’s the last week of April and Spring Break is over. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get back to class and the class assignments. It’s been several weeks since we had one, but our last class gave us four creative takes on the prompt provided by Shannon from Les Grossman’s The
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Master Class 2014 Volume IX
March 28, 2014 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

I finally  got out of that nasty sinus cold, only to get bogged down with life. I apologize that this is so late going out. I gave everyone an extra week to respond to the last prompt which came from Ransom Rigg’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: “I had just come to accept that
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Master Class 2014 Volume VIII
March 12, 2014 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Last week there were two prompts to challenge you. They came from Douglas Adams’ The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul and Andrew Davidson’s The Gargoyle. “There are some people you liked immediately, some whom you think you might learn to like in the fullness of time, and some you simply want to push
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Master Class 2014 Volume VII
March 5, 2014 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Hello class. It was so good to see all the returning faces last week! Steph gave us such a great prompt, hmm? There were no restrictions in the writing last week, just to use the line somewhere in your story. The prompt given came from the middle left page, center line of At Night We Walk
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Master Class 2014 Volume VI
February 26, 2014 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Welcome class! I do believe our muses took a vacation last week as there were so few assignments linked up. Rebecca led the class last week with this prompt, chosen from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar: “it was only as the two of us waited for the others in the tomblike morning gloom of the
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Master Class 2014 Volume V
February 19, 2014 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Our most recent prompt led to some really creative stories. The prompt came from The Beach Tree by Karen White. It was the 5th true line of the 5th paragraph of the 5th chapter. The line was: There was an empty lot next door, with short cement steps leading up to nothing but air, and a
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Master Class 2014 Volume IV
February 13, 2014 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Wow!! Y’all blew me away this past week! That long prompt Kelly chose was HARD, but y’all rose to the challenge! Here is the prompt, from The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner: ”He was the only one left to fulfill that contract and try to justify the labor and the harshness and the mistakes
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Master Class 2014 Volume III
February 3, 2014 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

So we had a snow week…I hope y’all enjoyed it. As such, you get a couple of extra days to participate in our new Master Class assignment. Last class, Amanda chose the last line from The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. That line was “Never name the well from which you will not
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Master Class 2014 Vol II
January 22, 2014 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

I issued out the assignment. Five of you accepted the challenge. Five of you (including myself) wrote a story based on this line from Veronica Roth’s Divergent: “There is one mirror in my house.” Stacey started it with a haunting story of a woman seeing the ghost of her younger self every time she looked
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Master Class 2014 Vol. 1
January 15, 2014 Master Class,Writing Stephanie Ayers

Now that the Great Thaw has begun and the kids are back in school, my “new year” can begin. What better way to start than with a new Master Class assignment? Last year we had so much fun with the assignments, I sincerely hope that the same will happen this year, and it will grow.
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