A WRITING PROMPT FROM DAVID MARTINEZ

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This week's prompt comes from David Martinez, author of Hustle.

COMMON THINGS

Neruda wrote odes to common things, such as his socks. Can you write an ode to a common thing, taking an interesting perspective or connection that you had never considered? This is not only a good technique for looking at something “new,” but it is also closely related to dramatic monologue and imagining yourself in the space of another, which can lead to interesting discoveries.