Writing Daily Creates

  1. TDC709: Page 42. Write a story that connects sentences from different books.

    December 17, 2013

    Find a random book. Go to page 42. The first complete sentence on that page is the start of your story. Find another book. Go to page 42. The last complete sentence on that page is the end of your story. Write everything in between than makes a story to connect these sentences (and let us know the books you used).  

  2. TDC685: Write an inanimate object Poem

    November 23, 2013

    For today’s prompt, write an inanimate object poem. Obviously, you could write an objective poem about an inanimate object, or you can write from the perspective of the inanimate object. If you can think of a third option, have at it.  

  3. TDC625: Create a new ds106 Challenge by Remixing a Previous One

    September 24, 2013

    Submit your idea via the suggestion box but also include a copy of your idea here (include the link and title for the one you submitted). Find an existing one via our random spinner (opens in new window) and suggest a way to write it to be the opposite of the original. For example, the challenge for TDC 99 is “One minute video: you talking excitedly about any online tool. Use a metaphor.” The re-written opposite might be “One minute video: you talking in a dull monotone about any online tool. Use a confusing metaphor.”  

  4. TDC623: Tell the story of an interaction you had today– written in computer code.

    September 22, 2013

    Yes, we know many of you are not programmers. It should just be a series of logic instructions, or if/then statements, or… well just be creative, heck make up your own personal programming language! IF (PROGRAMMER != YOU) THEN MAKEUPALANGUAGE=TRUE STORY = YOU + IMAGINATION * CREATIVITY ABETTER PLACE = STORIES->YOURS + STORIES->MINE  

  5. TDC589: Write a story in the form of a recipe.

    August 19, 2013

    Think of the characters, setting as ingredients, and the instructions as the arc of the narrative. It can be baked to a happy ending or get burned in the oven, your choice.  

  6. TDC572: Write a ds106 themed lyric parody of ‘Mad World’ to be used in a video soundtrack.

    August 2, 2013

    Rochelle “RockyLou” is willing to record a video promo for ds106 if you help her with the lyrics. Hangin’ out waitin’ for the Headless ds106 to begin at the end of August? Care to join me in the fun of creating a parody remix/mashup of the song “Mad World” by Gary Jules, but with new ds106 centered lyrics? You get me new lyrics, I’ll record them and then pull together media to create a video that I’ll post to YouTube. See her post for links to the lyrics to Mad World, and write a ds106 flavored version.