California, oh man — land of opportunity, of sunshine, of warm sandy beaches, of snow-capped peaks. California. Land of vast cities, quiet suburbs, quaint rural farming communities. California, California, oh man, California. Land of smoke, land of fire. Land of citizens scattered about the state, homes burned to the ground, ashes gently swooping down like […]
Select a sentence from your favorite novel. Tear out a page of your notebook or use an empty whiteboard to break down this sentence and find a deeper meaning, or possibly theorize what the author is trying to tell you (otherwise known as the theme). Then, write a story where you use this same theme.
Write a story about about a unifying place. Maybe this is a coffee shop where a regular group of writers share their work, or a church where folks go to practice their religion. Simply explore how these people are unified, and why.