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The Driver's Seat: Writing Inspiration for February 10, 2016

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


first lines
She decided to take the test one last time.

There is no worse place to be when the power goes out.


points of view

an animal shelter pet

your best friend's mom looking at Instagram


true story
"The Dyatlov Pass incident was an event that took the lives of nine hikers in mysterious circumstances on the night of February 2, 1959 in the northern Ural Mountains. ... The incident involved a group of ten experienced ski hikers from the Ural Polytechnical Institute who had set up camp for the night on the slopes of Kholat Syakhl. Investigators later determined that the skiers had torn their tents from the inside out."


Thanks to Jackie Dolamore for the suggestion!

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photo credits: Mike Petrucci, Lizelle de Wit, David Marcu, Roman Kraft, Ciprian Lipenschi, Ian Schneider

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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