Young Writers Project

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About Ideaboard

Jan 22

Every day we have ideas. Some of them are lousy. Some are great. How do you know unless you write it?

This space is aimed at having you get in the habit of jotting down ideas that come to you -- something you heard, something that crept on you, something that came to you when you were reading or running or riding in a car or seeing someone walking in the street, or something, something that came to you in a flash of atonishing electric brilliance that lights up your entire brain and you cannot, simply cannot, wait another moment before you scribble it down.

Because you will forget. Trust me.

So here's a place to jot them down. From anywhere -- especially -- your smartphone, if you're so lucky. Then, when the spirit moves you, glance back through some of those ideas and see what you can make of one.

And that's what the ideaboard is all about. -- gg


Electronics surround us. Your phone dies. What do you do?
War through a blind man's perspective.
Write something about somebody who is a walking contradiction. Like they were born on an island but hate the ocean.
How about a story wherein the main character learns that it's never worth your time to please everybody?
Write a story from the perspective of a shadow which has just become introduced to the sun, but if you come too close to the light you burn.
Okay so what about a roller coaster experience. I dont know but something either fun or scary or sad.
The immigration ban from an immigrant's point of view.
Looking over my shoulder, in the mirror, I should not be driving. I should not be going out. Oh my god there is a policeman. Whew. He went past. What if my boss turns me in? What if ICE comes to my store? What will my kids do?
03/01/2017 - 9:42pm
This is a test
I mean, everything is, really. The wind is a test of your ability to stay upright and your brother's constant pestering is a test of your ability to argue ridiculous things. But you're right. It's a test. And you passed this time.

Still, don't be offended that because I test you, I don't trust you. I test everything. The universe changes, and I need to figure out where you are in order to figure out where I am.
02/11/2017 - 1:07pm
this was going to be one of my covers for my story :) hope you guys like it!
02/01/2017 - 7:03pm
Orrin is this something that you created?
03/01/2017 - 9:42pm
No, but I am having someone remake it though
03/02/2017 - 5:13pm
Here's a fun challenge to do when your bored

Think of a person or place such as, the great depression or Al Capone and write what it would be like to live as Al Capone's captive or living on the street's of Brooklyn. what would you do to escape Al Capone and how would you survive living on the streets?
sorry not time, person
01/31/2017 - 4:55pm