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The Driver's Seat: Writing Inspiration for Dec 16, 2015

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


brown and white owl in sunny four-paned window gold and colorful locks on a chain link fence

first lines

"I've been under the mountain," they said. "You'll never make it."

How embarrassing -- my imaginary friend and I wore the same outfit.


 young asian man half submerged in bubble bathyoung white girl surrounded by jewel-toned confetti

points of view

a menorah

an actor's cat

lavender and leaves against snow-capped mountains and a bright blue sky with white clouds pointy wooden tower burning at night

true story

"A German shop assistant in a late-night convenience store chased away two armed robbers demanding money with the hose of a vacuum cleaner she was using to clean her shop in Berlin's Neukoelln district, police said on Wednesday."


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photo credits: Cliff Johnson, Sylwia Bartyzel, Hieu Le, Kelley Bozarth, Kate Hart, and Kirsten Hubbard

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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