It’s January 6th, which means you may be getting close to forsaking all your ambitious new year’s resolutions. If, though, you resolved to write more during this cursed (leap) year, Rebecca Makkai is here to help, in a delightful and slightly bonkers way.
Using the hashtag #366prompts, Makkai is tweeting out one “strangely specific” writing prompt a day. The first prompt was a straightforward (and wild) premise…
As promised, I’m giving you a strangely specific writing prompt every day this year. It’s a leap year, so our tag is #366prompts.
Here we go
The creepiest teacher from your high school: You wind up on a plane next to him. He doesn’t recognize you. He’s allergic to the peanuts.
— Rebecca Makkai (@rebeccamakkai) January 1, 2020
The fourth was more activity-based.
#366prompts, Day 4:
Go to a museum near you (or go virtually to a museum far away). Walk around a room, and stop at the most disturbing thing you see. Make yourself stare at it for ten full minutes. Then write.
— Rebecca Makkai (@rebeccamakkai) January 4, 2020
Today’s introduced us to Jarvis, who is up to something.
#366prompts, Day 5:
A garden party. A frog. A cracked pitcher of lemonade. Agnes is drunk. The UPS guy joins the party. His name is Jarvis. He’s up to something.
— Rebecca Makkai (@rebeccamakkai) January 6, 2020
We regret to inform you that all other 2020 Twitter is cancelled until further notice.