Writing Daily Creates

  1. TDC1083: It’s Boxing Day!

    December 26, 2014

    What is Boxing day? Some of you may be asking. Some countries celebrate it others do not. A brief history of Boxing Day might help understanding. The kingdom of DS106 likes celebration. What does DS106 celebrate on Boxing Day?  

  2. TDC1074: Taking on scary basements…

    December 17, 2014

    “Joy watched as her mom packed her bags as she prepared to head towards the airport. This was her third trip this month. Joy was used to staying home alone. She stood at the front door as the yellow taxi cab pulled into Joy and her mother’s driveway. Joy watched as her mother got into the cab not before turning around to blow a kiss at her, wave and smile. Joy watched as the cab sped down the street only to turn left and disappear around the corner. Joy proceeded to go into the kitchen, when she heard the basement door open downstairs. Joy walked slowly towards the door and as she descended the stairs………  

  3. TDC1064: What is on your stone?

    December 7, 2014

    On this very old stone somebody did write something very important, a prayer, a memo, a song? What must be written on your stone stele? Extra bonus points for a link to a creative edit!  

  4. TDC1063: Caption this for Kevin

    December 6, 2014

                                                    @mr45144 @mdvfunes Singer in middle, backing singers rear right and band milling around. — Nigel Robertson (@easegill) November 23, 2014 Kevin says: “The enigmatic guy at front just needs a speech bubble” What is the enigmatic guy at the front saying? Bonus point for a link to a creative edit of the photo!  

  5. TDC1062: #TBDS

    December 5, 2014

    It’s time to throw it back! Choose your absolute favorite assignment you’ve created in your DS106 lifetime. Write a short paragraph about how you completed the assignment and why you are so proud of it.  

  6. TDC1046: The one who got away

    November 19, 2014

    What would you say to the one who got away? HT Oliver Blank from the Art Assignment for this awesome prompt.  

  7. TDC1042: It all started when I typed hello….

    November 15, 2014

    “It all started when I typed hello.” pic.twitter.com/s7yGOpMPGV — Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) October 26, 2014 When did your open web life start? Can you remember what you typed first? Tell us the story.  

  8. TDC1016: The spine book of you

    October 20, 2014

    @mdvfunes @mrkrndvs The domain name is the title on the spine of the book of you in the public library of life. #ccourses — Gardner Campbell (@GardnerCampbell) October 9, 2014 Gardner also reminds us that “Titles aren’t exhaustive, but they are invitations, descriptions, images.”  So, If you could have any domain name, which would it and why? Bonus points for making a mock up of your front page, post to Flickr. Add link to your story below.  

  9. TDC1013: What happened to Carl?

    October 17, 2014

    I love the Digital Comic Museum. So much potential creativity. Thanks to @ronald_2008  for this and many prompts to come. Bonus points – recaption the image and post a link to it in the comments!        

  10. TDC1008: Describe your day as a Buzzfeed “listicle”

    October 12, 2014

    You’ve seen “Buzzfeed.com”, yeah? “22 of the realest generation Y problems”. “50 things you never knew about The Wire”. “19 things that can only happen online” … and so on. Dull, isn’t it? Write up your own day as a Buzzfeed “listicle” (that’s what they call those things, seriously). Bonus points for a proper click-baity headline.  

  11. TDC1006: Share your Pearls of wisdom

    October 10, 2014

    What is page for page the book with the most wisdom you've ever read? — Shane Parrish (@farnamstreet) September 23, 2014 Share your wisdom from the book with us.  

  12. TDC1005: (Don’t) describe #wire106

    October 9, 2014

    Animated gif by John Johnston That @jimgroom (and @paulbond) are running “Wire106”, all about TV drama “The Wire”. They love that show. Bless ’em. Describe “The Wire” in a way that is almost entirely lies. Aim to entirely confuse any person who hasn’t seen “The Wire”. If *you* haven’t seen the wire DON’T LOOK IT UP!  

  13. TDC953: How Did I Get Up Here?

    August 18, 2014

    A quiet sit-down on my sunflower tree. Not sure @bgblogging, @cogdog can keep up. Amazin' seeds, @draggin. @keiramc pic.twitter.com/rFvYJLgbMi — Geoffrey Gevalt (@ggevalt) August 5, 2014 Explain how he got there.  

  14. TDC941: Rewrite Those Lucas and Speilberg Nice Letters

    August 6, 2014

    As rival Directors, George Lucas and Steve Spielberg would take out newspaper ads when one the other’s movie surged ahead in popularity (reference). Aren’t they so nice? Rewrite the letters where they say what their subconscious might say. (h/t to Pat Lockley)  

  15. TDC930: Twenty Six Word Poem

    July 26, 2014

    Use 26 words in a poem, each one beginning with a different letter of the alphabet; they need not be in alphabetical order. After http://ether.co.vu/post/92253913162/a-cool-poetry-prompt  

  16. TDC926: Memento Story

    July 22, 2014

    Memento (2000) inverted story conventions by telling a story in reverse chronological order. Write your own story where the end is first, and the narrative works back to the beginning, but still makes sense in this order.  

  17. ARTISTIC-STATEMENT: Artistic statement

    July 13, 2014

    Write an artistic statement for yourself; by all means, DO NOT USE http://www.artybollocks.com. Heck, do not even click http://www.artybollocks.com

  18. TDC902: Poetry and newspaper and scissors

    June 28, 2014

    Find a newspaper (do you remember those?). Take some scissors. Choose from this paper an article the length you want to make your poem. Cut out the article. Next carefully cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them all in a bag. Shake gently. Next take out each cutting one after the other. Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag and enter it a a TDC poem. The poem will resemble you! And there you are–an infinitely original author of charming sensibility, even though unappreciated by the vulgar herd. –Tristan Tzara  

  19. TDC896: Write the Setting: a Young Writers Project Prompt

    June 22, 2014

    Be part of the Young Writers Project summer of storytelling! Here is WP 1: Setting is the when and where of a story: What is the location and time? Is it past, present or future? How does the setting affect the characters? The mood? The journey? The plot? Choosing a familiar place is easier, a faraway or fanciful place more difficult. All require a bit of research to be credible. How do the characters fit into that setting? How does the setting affect the story? This is the exercise: Pick one of the photos and create the setting for someone who can’t see the picture. Put a character or two in the setting but keep in mind this is an exercise to develop the place and time. Use details that are important.  

  20. TDC889: Rumors in Bovine County

    June 15, 2014

    The Burgeron family in Bovine County is well known. Of course stories about the family are heard, rumors. Tell a story that is whispered in Bovine County. Make it ART.