Bob Boone


Writing Ideas


September 2010

1) Write stories that begin with these sentences:  

          
  • Burt adored good gossip.
  • Last fall, Mrs. Wilson decided to take Johnny seriously.
  • Did I ever tell you about the last time I ever baby-sat?
  • Never underestimate angry grandmothers.
  • When Mama took up kickboxing, life in our family changed big time.
  • Who says little things don't matter?



2) Write short, true stories with these titles:

  • "Learning to Lose"
  • "A Close Call"
  • "An Unlikely Role Model"
  • "A Subtle Lesson"
  • "An Agonizing Choice"
  • "Learning to Lose"

3) Write a story entirely in dialogue.

4) Write a story that takes place in a run-down bank.

5) Write a story told by a child.

6) Write a one-sentence story.


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Read Bob's Previous Writing Ideas Columns:
  • October, 2010
  • September, 2010
  • June, 2010
  • November, 2009
  • September, 2009
  • August, 2009
  • July, 2009
  • May, 2009
  • April, 2009
  • March, 2009
  • February, 2009
  • December, 2008
  • September, 2008
  • August, 2008
  • July, 2008
  • June, 2008
  • May, 2008
  • April, 2008
  • March, 2008
  • February, 2008
  • January, 2008
  • December, 2007

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