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The Driver's Seat: Writing Inspiration for Nov 18, 2015

Get behind the wheel with this week's writing inspiration!


 young long-haired black woman in gray suit jacket and matching hat plays a red electric guitar in a record storepunk couple holding hands while looking out a window at a forested hill -- white girl with shaggy blue hair and studded leather jacket, white guy with large ear gauges and a sleeveless shirt

first lines

We just wanted some tacos.

He was fit to be tied, and his tie didn't fit.


several stories in a round building with large circular skylight at top; all white image side view of a two-story log cabin with front porch and stone chimney in fall woods

points of view

a spider in your shower

a reality show camera person


flies in a golden-hued drink stacks of orange and white pumpkins on an orange floor

true story

"Over 90,000 people from more than 115 cities have nominated themselves to simultaneously sit in an iconic plaza
or square to share a minute’s eye contact with strangers."
Write a story inspired by the Eye Contact Experiment


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photo credits: Lechon Kirb, Demi DeHerrera, Drew Patrick, Skylar Smith, Debra Driza, and Stephanie Kuehn

Kate Hart

Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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