A WRITING PROMPT FROM KERRY HOWLEY

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This week's prompt comes from Kerry Howley, author of Thrown.

HETERONYMS

Portuguese essayist Fernando de Pessoa adopted dozens of “heteronyms” through which he wrote his nonfiction: alternate personas with complex fictional backstories.

Think of a true story you’d like to tell. Instead of writing the story, describe, in detail, the fictional persona of the author through which you’d like to tell it.