Flip through any book or magazine, creating a list of ten words that catch your eye. Look up any words you don’t know. Then write a 14-line poem that incorporates all ten words.
Create a notebook or document dedicated to recording your dreams. To begin, write down as many dreams as you can remember from your life, then try to record your dreams daily as soon as you wake up. Use this repository as inspiration for a poem, story, or piece of art.
Emma McKinny’s story “Windsong,” published in the October 2019 issue of Stone Soup, is about going to a performance of Dr. Atomic, an opera by John Adams with libretto by Peter Sellers. Her father is the lead singer. You can use your research skills to get information on the actual performance and its reviews online, but here […]