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Prompts:

1. Write a few pages about a character who goes to work one day, at a job they have held for years, to find that none of their coworkers recognize them.

2. A jester, or a fool, is a common character archetype. Popular examples include Dory in Finding Nemo and twin brothers Fred and George from Harry Potter. Write a few pages about a character that plays the fool while not having very much luck on dating apps/websites.

3. Write a few pages about a character who finds an ominous—or romantic—note written in red ink.

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Tips:

1. A great writer knows when to rest. After all, nothing gets those creative juices more than living your life and exposing yourself to new experiences.Brainstorm different activities you can use your Sundays for that might liven up your storytelling.

2. The believability factor is an important one in any story. Even if the story is about talking garden gnomes, it still has to be realistic enough in the way the characters act, emotions are depicted, etc. to ground the reader in that world. When you read, ask yourself if the author really put themselves, and thus the reader, in the scene.

3. Do you ever reread a story? The first time around, don’t worry about analyzing every detail—just read for fun! Your goal is to get a more general, natural sense of the narrative! The second time around, you’ll have a working understanding of the story that makes it easier (and more rewarding) to dive deeper into the nuts and bolts of the story.

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