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Your Daily Theme: Smiling
People smile during every type of emotion. It is a cover, or a front, or an instinctual/sarcastic response. Write a scene in which a character smiles, but he or she is not happy. Think about how someone smiles when they are angry, or sad, or frightened, or nervous. Pick one of these emotions to portray with a smile.

Your Daily Theme: Smiling

People smile during every type of emotion. It is a cover, or a front, or an instinctual/sarcastic response. Write a scene in which a character smiles, but he or she is not happy. Think about how someone smiles when they are angry, or sad, or frightened, or nervous. Pick one of these emotions to portray with a smile.

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Your Daily Theme: Opening Line 
"His breath was coming in short bursts. If he had known that society was going to  collapse violently, he definitely would have done more cardio."
Use this line as inspiration for a poem, scene, or short-story.

Your Daily Theme: Opening Line 

"His breath was coming in short bursts. If he had known that society was going to  collapse violently, he definitely would have done more cardio."

Use this line as inspiration for a poem, scene, or short-story.

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Click here for a free copy of Georgetown Academy Book 1, a digital choose-your-character adventure.
THEN enter your own Georgetown Academy story for a chance to be published in Book 4 AND for an opportunity to pitch a manuscript to Coliloquy, GA’s publishers!
(via The Georgetown Academy Contest | The Daily Fig)

Click here for a free copy of Georgetown Academy Book 1, a digital choose-your-character adventure.

THEN enter your own Georgetown Academy story for a chance to be published in Book 4 AND for an opportunity to pitch a manuscript to Coliloquy, GA’s publishers!

(via The Georgetown Academy Contest | The Daily Fig)

Your Daily Theme: Struggle
Every story has conflict, some kind of internal or external struggle for a character. If your story is falling flat, inserting more or different conflict might be the solution. Even small conflict helps illuminate a character.
Place your character in an everyday situation, but create a minor and persistent annoyance. Maybe his cell phone is drained. Maybe her shoelace is broken. Have your character perform some everyday errands with this annoyance. How does he/she respond?
Possible annoyances:
Drained cell phone
Broken shoelace
A large zit 
Can’t find the car keys
Alarm didn’t go off in the morning
Something in his/her shoe
Painful hangnail 

Your Daily Theme: Struggle

Every story has conflict, some kind of internal or external struggle for a character. If your story is falling flat, inserting more or different conflict might be the solution. Even small conflict helps illuminate a character.

Place your character in an everyday situation, but create a minor and persistent annoyance. Maybe his cell phone is drained. Maybe her shoelace is broken. Have your character perform some everyday errands with this annoyance. How does he/she respond?

Possible annoyances:

  • Drained cell phone
  • Broken shoelace
  • A large zit 
  • Can’t find the car keys
  • Alarm didn’t go off in the morning
  • Something in his/her shoe
  • Painful hangnail 

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Your Daily Theme: Totem
Find an item that your character feels is lucky. They can be conscious of the faith they have in it (like a gambler and her lucky deck of cards) or not (like a mathematician and his calculator). Why is it special? Separate your character from this item and write a brief scene about what happens.

Your Daily Theme: Totem

Find an item that your character feels is lucky. They can be conscious of the faith they have in it (like a gambler and her lucky deck of cards) or not (like a mathematician and his calculator). Why is it special? Separate your character from this item and write a brief scene about what happens.

Source figment.com