Completing your Inspired Pieces

DP# 58: Inspiring others

Invent your own quote designed to inspire others. Brainstorm several and select your favorite. You can be serious or funny. Be prepared to share.

Take ten minutes.

Hi folks!

Today is the day to perfect your “Inspired By” piece. Tomorrow, you will be posting them on your blogs.

Happy Writing!

Writing Your Inspired Pieces

DP# 57: Who inspires you?

Write about a person (they do not have to be alive currently or someone you know personally) who inspired you and explain why.

Take ten minutes.

Hi folks! Today, you’re being given time to write an original piece inspired by your peers. Hopefully, you all brought a printed out version of the blog post(s) you felt most inspired by. Use it as a jumping off point and select the form you want your writing to take.

If you didn’t print one, please find a peer nearby who will kindly share the piece they felt inspired by (you still have to write your own piece though – no partner work for this activity).

Happy Writing!

Fun with Fan Fiction

DP #54: Finish the Sentence

When I opened the door, I saw…

Add on this to this sentence, turning it into a mini piece of flash fiction. Take five minutes.

Today, you’re going to have some fun creating fan fiction. For those that don’t know, fan fiction is essentially creating a fictional story using characters already invented by someone else. They can be inspired by other books, movies, tv shows, and even video games.

The original inventors of fan fiction were the Romans, believe it or not! When they wrote their great epic, the Aeneid, they borrowed their main character (Aeneas) from the great Greek epic, the Iliad. They invented an entire fiction based around him.

So, in the tradition of our great ancestors, you’re going to try your hand at fan fiction.  Here’s the assignment:

  • Pick a movie, book, play, or tv show that you love and know well.
  • Pick a character(s) you would like to develop from it.
  • Imagine a side story for this character. It could be a story from his/her past, present, or future.
  • Write the story! Remember all of the elements a solid story should contain.

Feel free to do this with a partner.

Happy writing!