This worksheet helps writers develop a strong argument
A tale starts in one place, finishes in another. What changed?
Dispatching obstacles is what keeps the reader reading.
I pluck one word from among its raucous company, and give it primacy that day.
The farm was going, almost gone. It was time for me to visit, although visiting at the dying end of the year would be a bitter, tender moment.
Marriage equality? How was that even a thing?
Now the storm was all around us, flashing and crackling as great trunks of white fire boomed down into the driveway. Then—I smell smoke.
Living with a companion animal yields both boundless joy and exquisite sadness. Both are vital.
I see the world through a drinking straw. Only the smallest shards of light and life make it through to my eye. But there’s a payoff if I keep looking.
uppose you’ve just moved into a new house, and you get a note from a friend asking how you’re doing. You could say that…
“Hell Brook Trail. Classification DDD – Extremely Difficult. The trail climbs steeply to the ridge, frequently on precipitous ledges. Descending the trail is not recommended.”
“Isn’t it interesting who you meet when you travel?”