Sunday, May 10, 2009

Of Movies and Stars

What will your next story be about? What will happen at the beginning, in the middle, and when the end comes? You need a theme, and you need to look for it using the following search instructions:

1.Go to
2.In the search window, type out your first name, followed by the name of the street where you are now. If you don't know your street, then type where you are (e.g., cafe, cabin, beach, etc)
3.Lucky you if you actually get an exact match. Click on it.
4.If you don't get an exact match, IMDB will offer you alternatives. Click on the first link that you find.
5.You may get a match for a person, movie, character, plots, or even biographies. Do not be alarmed. The entire exercise will still apply to you.

Use your match as the theme for your story. You might have a movie star whose story you can write. What happened during one day in that star's life? Or you might have a movie whose plot you can write your own story about. There are many things that you can get out of this search, and all you need to do is to get a theme and use it on about 2,000 words or less.

When you are done, post the story in the Comments section, or provide a link to your story. Good luck, and happy writing!

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