This week in writing prompts – life is elsewhere

That moment when you realise you are utterly alone. You reach to hold a hand that isn’t there, and cast about then and see only strangers. WTN #promptoftheday: They were gone. Describe the moment a character realises he or she is lost, then.. #amwriting — Matt Zandstra (@inflatableink) September 18, 2017 The nice thing […]

Last edits on your novel? Record an audio-draft

An audio-draft is essentially a scratch audiobook. An audio-draft does not require professional recording kit or access to acting talent. You can (and absolutely should) narrate it yourself, and it can be more or less entirely recorded and edited with the memo app that ships with the average smartphone. So why should you do it? […]

52 Stories #7 – The Idiot President by By Daniel Alarcón

The Idiot President was published in The New Yorker in October 2008. Set in a recently war-ravaged South American nation, the story describes the two months a recent theatre school graduate spends with a traveling radical theatre group named Diciembre. After last time’s incident-packed short story, this one can be summed up really in a […]