Writing Prompt: Fireworks

By Marilyn Friedman

It’s almost the 4th of July! When you’re done overloading on BBQ and return from your Independence Day getaways, we have some fantastic classes to make your summer the best it can be. On July 9 and 10, Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s teaching her So You Want To Be A Freelancer class on the Westside (she’s already helped 16 students get published and paid for their writing–you’re next!). On July 13, Jenna Britton will help any of you who are overwhelmed by social media in her Facebook and Twitter 101 class.

Plus on July 15, don’t forget to enroll in our Adult Summer Camp with award-winning novelist and short story writer Maureen McHugh and Emmy-award nominated screenwriters Victor Levin and Michael Saltzman!  Reserve your spot before our camp and other classes are full by clicking on the links below or emailing marilyn@writingpad.com.

*Classes with an asterix will be held at our Westside location in Culver City!

Classes Starting The Week of July 8th
So You Want To Be A Freelancer*
Facebook and Twitter 101

Writing Pad Summer Camp (Fiction/Memoir Track)
A Novel Approach: Tackling The Long Format Writing Project
Fantasies, Flashbacks, and Fictions: Finding Your Character’s Inner Life
Writing Pad Summer Camp (Screenwriting Track)
Punch It Up
How I Met Your Sitcom: Crafting An Ensemble Comedy Show 

Creative Writing and Multi-Genre Classes
So You Want To Be A Writer?*
Finishing School

Fiction and Memoir
Writing The Market Friendly Masterpiece
Vampires, Time Machines, and Shapeshifters: Writing Paranormal Fiction*
Memorable Memoir Bootcamp: Make Your True Tales Thrilling

Journalism, Personal Essay and Web Writing
Me.Com: Shaolin Email Blasts, Razor Sharp Taglines, and Stealth Web Copy IAMAWESOME.WORDPRESS.COM: Crafting A Killer Blog* 
What Women Want: Writing For The Women’s Glossy

Get Your Book Published*
How To Hook An Agent 

Writing Pad Summer Camp (Screenwriting Track)
Punch It Up
How I Met Your Sitcom: Crafting An Ensemble Comedy Show

Writing Prompt: Make a list of your 5 things that come to mind when I say the word, “fireworks!” For instance, you could write down events that you attended that included fireworks (e.g. your friend’s 4th of July party where you met that cute guy from Indiana), times when you felt fireworks between you and a special someone, or story ideas that could include fireworks exploding in the background of a scene. Pick one. Add a sensory detail to it (e.g. smell, taste, sound, touch). Now write for 10 minutes and post the results in the comments of this blog to be entered into the contest for a free class at Writing Pad!

Write about whatever comes to mind when I say “fireworks.” Post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, and you could win a free class!

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