Wild Apples

If you’re looking for writing ideas check out Joanna Penn Cooper’s Wild Apples: A Flash Memoir Collection with Writing Prompts. Whether Cooper is writing about being a little girl burdened by the gift from an elderly neighbor of an old doll or her grandmother’s memory of being woken to look at the beauty of dogwoods in snow or the angst of a woman in her late forties who suddenly finds herself being “aggressively ‘ma’amed,’” the vivid images and focused bits of dialogue she uses ensure each story will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. The dozen pieces of flash memoir also serve as inspiration for the writing prompts that follow them—and these are rich with ideas for both subject matter and approaches to try. Available here.

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