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Free writing prompt (actual SPAM not included)

This is your lucky day. A new writing prompt that’s so wonderful, you’ll probably get your short story or book published and make at least $10000000000.


A down-and-out, but inventive young man or young woman decides to make his/her fortune selling SPAM door to door. (The real stuff.)

I have a few ideas for how to do this, most of which would be humorous allusions to on-line SPAM even if the whole shebang is a success; however it could also be a cautionary tale where everything goes wrong and the protagonist is found in a ditch at the end of the story surrounded by empty SPAM cans.

With NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) starting November 1, you’ll have plenty of incentives to get the story done even if you and/or the material end up annoying everyone and getting you kicked off Facebook and Twitter.

I’ll look forward to seeing the results of your work in Glimmer Train or possibly in a novel co-written with James Patterson.

Have fun, or else.



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5 thoughts on “Free writing prompt (actual SPAM not included)

  1. That’s a really good introduction to a writing prompt! Some people just put the prompt out there and done, but I really like what you’ve done there 🙂 Not to mention the prompt itself made me laugh. Thank you!

  2. If the SPAM peddler was a freckle-faced kid, I’d probably buy. I have zero resistance to those little door-to-door urchins.

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