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Reluctant Muse
03 January 2009 @ 08:30 am
Write a letter to the 10-year old child you had been.
Reluctant Muse
02 January 2009 @ 08:30 am
Create a background for one of your characters by filling out this list:

Full Name:
Current Location:
Eye Color/Hair Color:
Right or Left Handed:
Major Strength:
Major Weakness:
Life Goal:
Dream Profession:
Actual Profession:
Favorite Meal:
Coffee Drinker:
Favorite Alcoholic Drink:
Has Character Been in Love:
Is Character Attractive:
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive:
Healthy Habits:
Unhealthy Habits:
Favorite Movie:
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s):
Number One Regret:
Reluctant Muse
01 January 2009 @ 08:30 am
It's a new year! Do at least one of these:
  1. List ten resolutions for the new year.
  2. List ten things that changed last year.
  3. List ten things that you'll never forget about last year.
Reluctant Muse
31 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
Write a short story or poem describing a December day without using the words: "December" "snow" or "holiday".
Reluctant Muse
30 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
Fairy tales have happy endings. All of us know what happened in that mushy fairy tale, Cinderella. Yeah, it's romantic, the prince actually finding Cinderella. They lived happily ever after. But happy endings can sometimes be, well...boring. No zing. So predictable. So...happy. What if the shoe fit one of the sisters? What happens then? Play with your imagination here. Be funny if you like. Or serious if you feel like it. Or be an Alfred Hitchcock. Whatever you are into, write your ending to the Cinderella story -- but this time, make it so that the shoe fit one of the icky sisters. What does Prince Charming do? How does Cinderella cope with it? And what about the Fairy Godmother? Start your story there.
Reluctant Muse
29 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
Create a story based on this personification: love hesitates.
Reluctant Muse
28 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
"Why do you have ten cans of Easy Cheese in your cart?"
Reluctant Muse
27 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
Re-write the fairy tale, Snow White, from the point of view of Bashful, one of the 7 dwarves.
Reluctant Muse
26 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
Your writing prompt: fertility

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Reluctant Muse
25 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
Write a letter to Santa from either you or your character. Tell him about the good things you/he/she have/has done since last Christmas. Include a list of ten specific items you/he/she would like to find under the tree and/or in a stocking. If your character has been bad or is evil, try to convince Santa to remove him/her from the naughty list.

Then write the Christmas Day scene. Did you/he/she get some or all of what was requested? How did the day and gift giving/opening proceed and who else was there? Was there a Christmas Day feast?
Current Music: Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
Reluctant Muse
24 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
Retell the Nativity story in modern-day language.
Reluctant Muse
23 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
It is discovered that the pie in a small town diner has curative properties.

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Reluctant Muse
22 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
Create a character who is trying to gain access to a private club or organization.
Reluctant Muse
21 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
Imagine what life would be like if you had the occupation you'd wanted as a child.
Reluctant Muse
20 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
Invent a character who sees a phone number on a restroom wall. Describe what happens when he or she dials it.
Reluctant Muse
19 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
List the top 10 things you (or your character) will always say yes to.
Reluctant Muse
18 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
Trace the journey of a five dollar bill through the lives of five different owners. What was exchanged during the transactions? How much (or how little) did the transactions mean to each of the people involved?

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Reluctant Muse
17 December 2008 @ 08:30 am
During her first trip to Las Vegas, a woman experiences the luckiest night of her life.
Reluctant Muse
13 August 2008 @ 08:30 am
"Ten bucks say you can't go a week."
Reluctant Muse
12 August 2008 @ 08:30 am
Since 1980, more than fifty forgeries have been discovered at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Write about one of them.

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Reluctant Muse
11 August 2008 @ 08:30 am
What would you find in an accountant's garbage bin?
Reluctant Muse
10 August 2008 @ 08:30 am
Weave a story around a 60-year old photograph.
Reluctant Muse
09 August 2008 @ 08:30 am
Write a fictional news story based on this headline: Elvis clones taking over the world.
Reluctant Muse
08 August 2008 @ 01:54 am
Visit a nearby cemetery--the older, the better. Sit down beside the most unusual tombstone you can find, and write about the person lying underneath you.

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Reluctant Muse
07 August 2008 @ 12:36 pm
You put a rented DVD into your machine and hit 'play.' Instead of the expected menu, a man in white appears, tells you a potentially life-altering secret, then disappears from the screen.