Creative Writing Inspiration
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Curated by Laura Brown
Back in college, Sanket and I would hang out in bars and try to talk to women but I was horrible at it. Nobody would talk to me for more than thirty seconds and every woman would laugh at all his jokes for what seemed like hours. Even decades later I think they are still laughing at his jokes. One time he turned to me, “the girls are getting bored when you talk. Your stories go on too long. From now on, you need to leave out every other sentence when you tell a story.” We were both undergrads in Computer Science. I haven’t seen him since but that’s the most important writing (and communicating) advice I ever got.
I've been a single and I've been a mistress and I've been a cheater. And I'll tell you something: It's really nice to have something to call, with certainty, mine. But in order to get here, I had to cut through the fear and the pressure. It wasn't easy. The pressure wouldn't have affected me if I hadn't believed that settling down would kill my career. I didn't write for months, and when I did, it was the same garbled explosion of fear.
Cosmopolitan.com is looking for a brilliant, creative writer to pen a new installment of the Bedroom Blog, our fictional sex and dating blog, for one year. Applicants should submit a 100 word outline of their proposed characters and plot line, plus three sample blog posts (500 words each) and three sample tweets from the perspective of the main character, no later than 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday, April 28, 2014. Email submissions to email@example.com with your name in the subject line.
The selected writer will take over the Bedroom Blog on Cosmopolitan.com, with his/her own fictional story and characters. The assignment will entail submission of two posts per week (500 words each), along with maintaining the blog's Twitter account (three tweets per day) for one year. The writer will be paid $600 per month.
The contest is over but you might find they still need more writers.