Writing Prompt: Be a Fabulous Stranger

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The Completely True Story of the Tutu Guy

Copy of Text here“I don’t think this tutu is big enough,” I said, holding up a floofy, flamingo-colored tutu to my generous hips.

“Well, I think Wal-Mart’s stock of tutus is probably directed at little girls, not nineteen-year-olds, Sarah,” said my friend, Liz (name changed to protect privacy).

We were standing in the Halloween costume aisle of our local Wal-Mart late one night. Liz tiredly leaned against our mostly empty shopping cart, and I put my hands on my hips, frustrated at the superstore’s lack of tutu selection.

“Can I help you with something?”

I turned around to see a young employee who had an uncanny resemblance to Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Read More »

Sarah’s Infinite Writing Playlist (Part One)

Music is what drives the story in a movie. It can intensify a really epic battle scene or bring tears to your eyes during WAHOO! (1)an emotional farewell. Music can also inspire the writers while they’re writing these scenes. I always write with music in the background. I have a special playlist on my iPod for songs that match the mood I want to set while I’m writing. Here are a few of them (well, more than a few). 

If you’re writing a dramatic, epic fantasy with lots of battle scenes and fearless heroes, try these songs: 

1.   Nara by E.S. Posthumus

2.   To Glory by Two Steps From Hell

3.   Heart of Courage by Two Steps From Hell

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