Frequently Asked Questions

How do I write a magical realist story?

This is my absolute favorite writing prompt for people curious about magical realism. Follow all the steps. 

Don't look ahead.

Don't cheat.

 

https://stephaniebarbehammer.net/2019/04/26/what-we-found-at-the-beach-a-magical-realism-writing-exercise/

Hey, this is fun! How about another magical realist prompt?

I thought you'd never ask!

Here's another one..... 

https://hugohouse.org/micro-lesson-magical-realism-stephanie-barbe-hammer/

Thanks, but I don't want to write a story. I want to write a poem. How do I start?

 

How about this suggestion from me and my wonderful writing friend Samantha Updegrave?

 

https://hugohouse.org/micro-lesson-writing-short-by-stephanie-hammer-and-samantha-updegrave/

What if I'm not sure what I want to write?

Writing Prompts

I believe that all of us have stories and poems in us. Try out a few of these writing prompts and see what's inside of you. 

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