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Weekend Writing Prompt: Changing the Headline (plus the winners of our book giveaway)


According to the towering literary liability on my desk (literally several feet high), it’s time to share some WD Interoffice swag books. In the wake of the 20-book challenge issued last Friday, per the low-fi Promptly methodology, the names of all the authors who wrote stories went into the magic hat, and four emerged--Nathan Honoré, Dare Gaither, Laura M. Campbell and Jo O’Connor.

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As always, thanks to everyone who shared their work! Nathan, Dare, Laura and Jo, when you get a free moment, please send your addresses to me at writersdigest [at] fwmedia [dot] com, and I’ll get your books sent out. The stacks of interoffice books also continue to grow day by day by day, so stay tuned for more swag-offs in the very near future.

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WRITING PROMPT:Editorializing
Feel free to take the following prompt home or post a response (500 words or fewer, funny, sad or stirring) in the Comments section below. By posting, you’ll be automatically entered in our around-the-office swag drawings. If you’re having trouble with the captcha code sticking, e-mail your piece and the prompt to me at writersdigest@fwmedia.com, with “Promptly” in the subject line, and I’ll make sure it gets up.

You’re a newspaper editor, and at the last minute before you send the latest issue to bed, you decide to do it--you're going to change the Page 1 headline.

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