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The Time Is Now, Week 12
The Time Is Now March 22, 2012
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|Welcome to this week's installment of The Time Is Now. And if you're looking for even more inspiration for your writing, check out Writers Recommend, our online exclusive where authors share books, art, music, writing prompts, |
films--anything and everything--that has inspired them in their writing.
Visit a museum or an art gallery. While looking at the art, transcribe fragments from the written descriptions and/or titles that accompany each work. Create a poem out of the fragments you've transcribed.
Record the slogans you see on billboards and in other advertising as you go about your daily routine--Prescription Drug Misuse Is a Growing Trend; Forever Engagements; Truth & Honesty: That's the Manfredi Way! Choose one from the list you've gathered and use it as the opening line for a story.
|CREATIVE NONFICTION PROMPT|
In Sarah Manguso's memoir The Two Kinds of Decay (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008), the author writes, "suffering, however much and whatever type, shrinks or swells to fit the shape and size of a life." Write about a time in which you experienced suffering--emotionally, physically, or otherwise--and try to focus on how that suffering fit into the shape of your life then, and how it has helped shape the life you know now.
|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: |
To Sound Like Yourself: Essays on Poetry (BOA Editions, 2002) by W. D. Snodgrass
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