Writing Prompts

A Writing Prompt from Kyle Minor, author of PRAYING DRUNK

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This week's Friday Writing Prompt comes from Kyle Minor, author of Praying Drunk (2014).

Restless Form

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Be restless about form. Rigidly restrict yourself to one thing โ€“ say, dialogue, or a list, or a repetition. Or consider a one-part structure, or two-, or three-, or four-, or five-. Or a story proceeding in letters. Or an interview. Or a sci-fi story set in Appalachia, that most common of things which you can only make new with greatest effort. Anything.