Category: John Gardner Exercises Behaving Badly

Murdering My Creative Writing Muse with Seven Random Words from Dictionary


In court I swear I still like a little avocado polymer
to bulge and shrink the direction

I happened across a writer’s blog that should be reported for muse abuse. Apparently, based on a friend’s advice, she will poke at it with a creative writing prompt based on seven random dictionary words. After it gets all riled up with the short story that results from this prompt, she drags it out of a corner, where …

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