Quote of the Day—E.L. Doctorow

For me, writing is always a learning process. I find that as I go through a novel, story, or poem, I discover more–not only about my characters, but also about myself. The world I live in and the world I create are also subject to this process. Some of this knowledge is gained by research, some by intuition or introspection. Either way, I always end up far better educated than I was before!

What kind of things do you discover when you write, and how?

Today’s Prompt: You’re a lowly crew member on a ship, traveling across the sea on an exploratory adventure. One day, as you’re gliding across the water, the ship lurches over some inexplicable obstacle, tossing everyone on board into the water–everyone except you. Write a short story describing the experience and what you do/discover once the rest of the crew has gone overboard.

Once you’ve finished, share your story in the comments section below!

Happy Writing!


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