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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Reedsy Prompts: Dear Diary

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"April 4th, 1984." So begins Winston Smith's first diary entry in the George Orwell novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Of course, this dystopian tale isn't the only one to involve diary entries. Bridget Jones's Diary, Gilead, The Yellow Wallpaper, Dracula, and I Capture the Castle are among a long list of other books told at least in part through diaries or journals.

This week's writing prompts challenge you to write a short story in the epistolary format.
In the form of diary/ journal entries, write about someone who's just decided to take up journaling.
In the form of diary/ journal entries, write about someone on a long-awaited trip.
In the form of diary/ journal entries, write about someone who's just experienced a big "first."
In the form of diary/ journal entries, write about someone who's up late at night because they're having trouble sleeping.
In the form of diary/ journal entries, write a story that provides glimpses into a person's life at different ages.

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