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Writing, Unschooled

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prompt /präm(p)t/ verb
2. assist or encourage (a hesitating speaker) to say something.

(credit: Google search “prompt definition”)

For example, “Write a 12 word story that uses the words ‘apple’ and ‘alarm’.”

My response:

“Leap, please,” cried the young orangutan, holding onto his mother’s feral arm.

My Writing CV

Experience

Responding to Tablo Publishing writing prompts, also on Twitter
Reading @brian_bilston on Twitter
Trying my hand at 50-word stories to accompany pictures on Seempli
Writing poetry on WhatsApp, inspired by friends
Blogging at Talk About Quality
Years of e-mails, halved before sending, because people said, “Too Long!”
Studying French and Russian in college, to avoid having to write in English
Having my English writing labeled “tortured Teutonic” by my high school English teacher
Writing Haiku when we learned about Japan in second grade

Education

My engineering senior project professor who said, “You have a word processor. Just type everything you know, and rearrange it afterwards.”

Written by Tom Harris

October 11, 2016 at 11:57 am

Posted in Education, Writing