One Creative Writing Prompt A Day: A Journal to Build Your Craft and Unlock Your Inner Storyteller (Paperback)

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One Creative Writing Prompt A Day: A Journal to Build Your Craft and Unlock Your Inner Storyteller (Paperback)


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Get inspired and build your skills with one year of daily creative writing prompts

The best way to get better at writing? Practice! This prompt-a-day journal is designed to keep your mind moving, with 365 unique writing prompts that flex your writing muscles and boost your creativity. See what you can dream up as you experiment with imaginative imagery, comedic conversations, macabre mysteries, and beyond.

A year's worth of writing—Try one prompt each day for a full year of writing practice or pick the prompts you like best whenever the mood strikes—it's up to you!

Brush up on the basics—Hone your writing style with prompts that help you work on key skills like description, exposition, narration, dialogue, plot, and more.

Write inside this book—Each prompt in this creative writing journal includes blank lines to write on, challenging you to fit your response in the suggested amount of space, and ensuring you don't need anything except a pen or pencil!

Open this writing prompt journal and discover how much you can learn and create!
Lita Kurth, MFA- Rainier Writers Workshop (PLU), has taught creative writing at De Anza College and many community workshops with students from ages 8 to 80 and from jail residents to published writers. As a writer, Lita has published in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry and has received multiple Pushcart and Best of the Net nominations. She co-founded San Jose’s Flash Fiction Forum, a curated reading series. “This is the Way We Wash the Clothes,” (CNF) won the Diana Woods Memorial Award (Lunchticket).
Product Details ISBN: 9798886507690
Publisher: Callisto
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English
"Lita Kurth’s supremely helpful new book takes aspiring writers by the hand, offering inventive prompts that take away the fear of the blank page and plunge the writer directly into a scene. Each prompt opens potential lanes for deepening setting, playing with details, and, most importantly, creating the emotional narrative that is at the heart of any story. One Creative Writing Prompt A Day is a real gift from a talented teacher, who is herself an accomplished writer." — Adrianne Harun, award-winning author of the short-story collections The King of Limbo, and Catch, Release, and the novel A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain.

"One Creative Writing Prompt A Day is a springboard for writers of all stripes. Lita Kurth gives us enough fun what-ifs to keep us dreaming up scenes the whole year long." — Stewart O'Nan, author of Last Night at the Lobster, The Night Country, and Snow Angels, which was the basis of the film of the same name. His non-fiction books include The Circus Fire and, with Stephen King, the bestselling Faithful.

"As a long-term English teacher, I’m always on the lookout for enticing ways to engage my students to write. I can’t wait to use One Creative Writing Prompt A Day with them. Lita’s clever, out-of-the-box prompts will make anyone want to craft a story, including the most reluctant author in the classroom." — Lucy Filppu, English teacher, Palo Alto High School

"Many fiction writers manage to include big surprises, while others are more adept at making events and characters believable. Lita Kurth does both in surprising and believable ways—strengths that show up to help fellow writers and teachers in this book of prompts." — Jim Heynen, well known for his short-short stories about "the boys," and published widely as a writer of poems, novels, nonfiction, and short fiction.

"Whether you have talked about writing and need a little nudging, or are a high school or college faculty member who wants your students to think critically and write, Lita Kurth’s One Creative Writing Prompt a Day is perfect to help get the job done. The prompts themselves are creative and put you in situations that you might not normally find yourself in, and after the prompt, there’s space to jot down your ideas or begin your story. I would have liked to have had this book when I started writing over thirty years ago, and after reading the prompts, it can be helpful to experienced writers, too." — Niles Reddick, PhD, Professor and Dean at the University of Memphis, Lambuth. He is the author of a novel, three collections, and a novella, and a five-time Pushcart Prize, two-time Best Micro, and two-time Best of the Net nominee.