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The condensed directions: Read the cue, react to the cue. There's no right answer, no research required. I cite sources where applicable but it's all about coming up with creative answers. Winners are picked in a week.

The number one rule? Have FUN!!!

05/23 - I'll be naming final winners this week!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cues and Days

In the News: (Day 1)
This category features news-related prompts.
Sample cues:
  • Given a headline, write the story that goes with it.
  • Explain an out-of-context quote.
  • Write a follow-up story to a recent event.
Checklist (Day 2)
A list of words will be accompanied by a scenario in which to use them.

Now What? (Day 3)
Write what comes next.
Sample cues:
  • What happens next in a story or scene?
  • Finish a phrase.
  • Tell what happens in a situation.
Letters (Day 4)
Given either a first line or a set-up, write a letter appropriate to the situation.

Storytime (Day 5)
When a new story begins, a starting paragraph will be provided. Everyone will write paragraph #2. A winner will be chosen and the next week everyone will write paragraph #3. And so on, building on the previous winners, until we reach a conclusion.
That particular cue category lasted for about a month before I decided to replace it.

So I Have This Friend... (Day 5)
Give your best advice to this friend.

A Thousand Words (Day 6)
On this day, a photo will be provided.
Sample cues:
  • Explain what happened before (or after) this photo was taken.
  • Write a caption.
Take Two (Day 7)
Given a second chance, how would this be different? Rewrite the ending to a book, movie, scene, fable, quote, etc.

This category can be absolutely anything. Absolutely. Anything.