Welcome to Week 3, Day 19, of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge! We are just a few days away from Thanksgiving and the creative exercises this week are centered around giving thanks. Day 19’s prompt is to write a Thanksgiving story. Keep it short. Have a clear beginning, middle, and end. You decide whether it’s going to be a comedy, drama, romance, or a combination of all three. Or none of the above. It just has to be centered around Thanksgiving, the occasion, or the spirit of giving thanks. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never written a story or are an expert writer. The idea is to get your imagination working overtime. I found this awesome quote by American writer and columnist Franklin P. Adams, Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, if you were unimaginative, would take you only a minute. Your time starts now, and it’s up to you whether you will take a minute or an hour! If you are looking for some great writing tips, try The Write Practice.
My Day 19 prompt: Suffice to stay that for this exercise I am trying to write a short romantic story about a couple who first meet each other at a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by mutual friends. Think of Love Actually, except with Thanksgiving! I am going to work on it tonight. To share how you are interpreting these creative prompts or following the challenge, please use the hashtag #ctea365 on social media and /or leave me a comment below. Have a wonderful week! – Priya
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