quaranTEEN voices Writing Prompt: ‘Strange But True’


4/30/2021


David M. Ewalt studies games and technology. He is author of the books Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution and Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It. He currently works as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and previously worked for Reuters and Forbes.

PROMPT: Strange But True
Good writing can transport a reader to amazing places, like worlds full of dragons, or aliens, or teenage wizards. But a story doesn’t have to be fiction to amaze or inspire. Think about the unlikely things that have happened in your life, and then write down your craziest, hard to believe, “this actually happened to me” story. Make sure to include facts like time, place, and who was there. If possible, include a quote or two from somebody else who witnessed the event. Assume your reader doesn’t want to believe you, and try to prove your story is true.

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