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The Time Is Now, Week 2
The Time Is Now January 12, 2012
|Welcome to week two of The Time Is Now, our e-newsletter of prompts and exercises to keep you writing all year long.|
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|CREATIVE NONFICTION PROMPT|
|This week's creative nonfiction prompt comes from Vijay Seshadri, director of the nonfiction program at Sarah Lawrence College and author, most recently, of The Disappearances (Harper Collins, 2007). |
Take an episode from a piece you've already written--the more personal the better--and rewrite it as a third-person news story, faithfully following the inverted-pyramid and who-what-when-where-why structure of normative journalism.
Choose a story that you've finished or a story by another author and use the last line of it to begin a new story, using the same characters and/or introducing new ones.
|THE BEST BOOKS FOR WRITERS|
| Each week we recommend a book--a newly published title or an invaluable classic--that will help you on your writing journey. This week's pick:|
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Scribner, 2010) by Stephen King
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