The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

Editor’s Writing Prompts 5

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1. Take the first line of your Facebook news feed as the first line of your story.

2. Take a piece you’ve written and re-write it from a different point of view or perspective–perhaps a different character’s take on the same action, or just first person instead of third or present tense instead of past.

3. Try an acrostic! Write a phrase vertically on your paper (for example, Year of the Monkey). Use the letters of the phrase as the first letters for each line of your story.

4. Write a story about an animal, real or imaginary.



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