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Friday, July 23, 2010

Fortune Telling for Writers

Ellen Bass is an excellent poet. I particularly love how she writes about family. Today she is featured on Poetry Daily with a poem called "Relax."

Here is a small excerpt from her poem:

No matter how many vitamins you take,
how much Pilates, you'll lose your keys,
your hair and your memory. If your daughter
doesn't plug her heart
into every live socket she passes. . .

You can read the entire poem by clicking on the following link:


Here are your creative writing prompt choices for today:

1. Poetry: Write a poem that tells a fortune. Look at the poem by Ellen Bass if you are able, but write yours in your own style.

2. Fiction: Create a dialogue between a character and a male fortune teller.

3. Creative non-fiction: Have you ever had your fortune told, your tarot cards read, etc.? Write about that experience. Did it change your perspective? If so, how?

To learn more about Ellen Bass, you can link to her website below.

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