There’s comedic gold all around you—if you know how to mine it. Check out this writing prompt used by Catapult instructor Caitlin Kunkel in one of her classes!
When I’m feeling stuck and lonely, I try to remember that I’m in conversation with the world—that I am alive in it and it is alive through me.
Simon Han shares an exercise to help make your sentences stronger and more surprising during the revision process.
The detritus of our lives can serve as a cannon for fiction or nonfiction writing.
It’s hard to talk about love without clichés, but what about images you associate with love? Poet José Olivarez shares lessons on imagery learned from country music.
Check out this writing and reading exercise from classes instructor Poupeh Missaghi
Try this writing exercise from Madeleine Watts: Sometimes the restrictions and limitations imposed by a given structure can help you more than complete creative freedom does.
How do you write a character’s particularity in a way that ensures it’s different from your own? Check out this writing prompt from Ryan Chapman!
Try this writing exercise from Simon Van Booy if you feel you need help finding your voice, whether you are writing nonfiction or fiction.
Are you a bilingual writer? Try this prompt from Catapult instructor and poet Chen Chen.
If you’re starting a new personal essay or you’re working on a memoir, try this writing exercise shared by our instructor Brian Gresko.
Explore your scene writing or begin a flash fiction piece with this prompt from Catapult instructor Christine Sneed.
What kind of story would you like to write?
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