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52 weeks of writing prompts Week 1

I need writing prompts. I am planning to write 52 short stories this year. A short story per week.

Some will be terrible. A few won’t be. But the more I write, the better I will be at crafting a short story.

I used to love writing short stories during English Essay periods in school. We had half an hour and a teacher would pick a topic or give us a few to choose from. You could write an essay but I chose to write a story for most of them. Somewhere along the line I lost that.

Perhaps I need the blackboard and the list of topics. Prompts. So here’s 52 weeks worth of prompts for those of you who also want to write short or long pieces and are struggling. Use them as themes/first lines/plot points/endings. It is up to you.

Leave a comment if you end up using any of these and if you are feeling up to it, please share so we can read your awesome work too.

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Marisa is a globetrotting freelance writer, journalist and editor with cat for hire (her, not the cat). She is usually based in Melbourne but is currently flouncing around in Perth for a week for the Inaugural 2018 KSP - Varuna Foundation Fellowship. She will be at Melbourne's Continuum and online running a Writers' Bloc course in the coming weeks.

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