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WRITE. HARD. Election 2016, Pokemon Go and Black Lives Matter

WRITE. HARD. Election 2016, Pokemon Go and Black Lives Matter

Create two new Pokemon Go characters based on the democratic and republican presidential nominee candidates for Election 2016. Put them in a scenario where they must debate their stances on Black Lives Matter at the podium or on a campaign trail. Consider what their evolutionary versions will be. What are their “superpowers”?

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Listen. Write. Hard. | Valley Queen. Tiny Desk Concert. NPR.

Listen. Write. Hard. | Valley Queen. Tiny Desk Concert. NPR.

Write. Hard. Do not pause. Using Valley Queen’s Tiny Desk Concert with NPR, write for five minutes straight without stopping. Let whatever comes to mind flow onto the paper. Forget about spelling, punctuation and sentence structure. Focus strictly on imaginative context even when it doesn’t seem to make logical sense.

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from LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov

from LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta….

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Join Christopher Dewan for 30 Stories in 30 Days at The Eckleburg Workshops

Christopher DeWan is author of the book, Work and Other Essays, and has published over three dozen stories in journals including A cappella Zoo, Bartleby Snopes, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, DOGZPLOT, Jersey Devil Press, JMWW, Juked, Necessary Fiction, and wigleaf. His fiction has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. As a screenwriter, […]

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FREE WORKSHOP: Universal Manuscript Format and How To Push Your Manuscript to the Editor’s Desk

Scenario: An editor opens her submissions queue and finds she’s received 600 unsolicited submissions this week. She looks at the middle school poster on her wall, it is of a unicorn with a pink main and tail and golden horn. She’s named the unicorn Unsolicited Submitter. She sighs then assigns the submissions to her readers. […]

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Give the Gift of Writing

Eckleburg Workshop courses are excellent gifts for family, friends, co-workers… Whether you are looking for birthday, holiday or corporate gifts, we have group and custom made workshops to meet your needs in fiction, poetry, essay, hybrid, intermedia and much more. We also offer literary matchmaking for writers ready to approach agents and editors. All our […]

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