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Welcome to The Time Is Now. For even more inspiration, check out our Tumblr, Lines We Live By, a collection of excerpts from our favorite books.

Poetry Prompt

During the next week, take note of the various flora and fauna you encounter. Look through classification books or search online for the precise names for the animals, birds, and plants you've observed. Choose the most sonorous names and include two in your next poem.

 
Fiction Prompt

Write a short story in which a museum is the setting for the central conflict. Consider the following questions: What kind of museum is it? Why are the characters there? Do any of the museum's objects trigger a turn in the story? Visit a local museum or peruse one's holdings online to find inspiration.

 

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

Using the advice column as your form, write about a problem or challenge you have faced. Addressing a fictional recipient who is facing the same issue, offer your best advice on how to handle the situation. For inspiration, check out the Rumpus's advice column, " Dear Sugar," penned by creative nonfiction writer Cheryl Strayed.

 

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: 

Several Short Sentences About Writing  

 

Several Short Sentences About Writing 
(Random House, 2012) by Verlyn Klinkenborg

  

  

  

  

  

  

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