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Instigation Postcards

See the fun new gallery of imaginary “Greetings from Hell!” — a series of special Instigation postcards sent in from writers responding to a “creative prompt on the dark side” on the back in clever ways.

Sneak Preview: Diabolique Strategies

In loving homage to Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt’s “Oblique Strategies” lateral thinking cards, I have been creating Diabolique Strategies: a random generator of dark, creative provocations. This will be a free website/webapp you can visit whenever you get stuck in a creative rut and want a little weird, random inspiration. You can also load…

Wet Cement: Risk and Transgression in Writing Fiction

Readers of Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side might find something helpful in this lecture I gave at the In Your Write Mind workshop at Seton Hill University in June 2013. “Wet Cement: Risk and Transgression Writing Fiction” explores how risk-taking can help in one’s creative career and also in composing one’s plots. The…

Instigation Playground at AuthorBee – featured in Publisher’s Weekly

Have you tried the Instigation Playground yet? It’s a fun way to collaborate on responses to my “prompts on the dark side” live on twitter, using an awesome new interface called AuthorBee, it allows writers and readers to switch and continue threads “mid-stream” as the storytelling unfolds. The “playground” was mentioned this week in Publisher’s…

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