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Writing 101, Day Thirteen: Serial Killer II

Earlier in the course, you wrote about losing something. Today, write about finding something. For your twist, view day four’s post and today’s post as installments in a series.

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On day four, you wrote a post about losing something. Today, write about finding something.

Tell us about the time you retrieved your favorite t-shirt from your ex. Or when you accidentally stumbled upon your fifth-grade journal in your parents’ attic. Or how about the moment you found out the truth about a person whose history or real nature you thought you’d figured out. Interpret this theme of “finding something” however you see fit.

Today’s twist: if you wrote day four’s post as the first in a series, use this one as the second installment — loosely defined.

You could pick up the action where you stopped, or jump backward or forward in time. You might write about the same topic, but use a different style, or use the same style to tackle a neighboring topic.

Not sure how to approach continuity? Here’s a time-tested tip: pick a favorite book or two. Read the last page of chapter one, then the first page of chapter two. How did the author choose to connect these two separate-but-connected narrative units?

We’d like to stress, though, that the idea behind today’s assignment isn’t necessarily to write “chapter two” of a neat, predetermined sequence — though you could do that, too, of course — but to think more intently about the idea of continuity and designing long-term writing projects.

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  1. I will have to take slightly different angle at what I stumbled upon!

    I was about 12 years old and it was warm Sunday evening. My Mom was preparing supper and I felt sort of restless. Something told me to go to the closet in the passage. I opened it and immediately my eyes fell on a very old book. I took it and front and back covers were loose and came right off. I became so interested in this book that I lost contact with the outside world. There in front of this closet I sat on the carpet and started reading what was in it. When I started reading I could not put it down as if someone was urging me to keep on reading it.

    My Mom had supper ready and came looking where I was and found me with an old Bible in my hands. When she realised how interested I was in the Bible she made a plan on my next birthday to give a new new one. That was the best present ever!

    Needless to say that it was the Holy Spirit that sent me to go there that day and that completely changed my life for ever!

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