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The Things They Carried

Prose List — The physical and figurative.

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Mysteries Abound

List — What we don’t know.

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[Insert Age]

Reflection — Your years.

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September Grab Bag

PROMPTS — By WtW Writers

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Film/TV Series Review Competition 2021

REVIEW — Tell us what to watch.

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Letter to the Editor

Reaction — Short and snappy.

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Diminishing Verse

Poem — Removing letters.

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Three Month Window

SELF ANALYSIS — What habit do you want to change now?

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7 Cubed

Flash Fiction — 7th page, 7th word, 7 sentences.

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The Footnote

CREATIVE NONFICTION — Voice of intrusion.

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First This, Then That

poem — A paradoxical world.

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Lens Change

POV — Self in the third person.

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Oral Histories

TRANSCRIPTION — Preserve your family’s stories.

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YOU, The Writer

MAP — What happens when you sit down to write?

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The World's Writer

Poem — Finding new voices.

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Dust Jacket

INTRODUCTIONS — About you.

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