Tools for Writers
Random Writing Prompt - You are given a random writing prompt and have 15 mins or less to write something.
Try to beat the clock and let your thoughts flow.
Choose from a list of Flash Jams created by the SEAM Community.
Try to beat the clock by writing something in 15 mins or less.
No timer on this Jam, but you will be given resources to read and contemplate before starting that may require preparation.
Ideally, you should finish your short story in less than a day.
We like meaningful stories told with a purpose, which is why we like to start off by debating a topic. Our SEAM Community creates a variety of topics (topical issues) for us to contemplate and debate. The Topic Jam is a writing wall in which we post any unusual ideas, insights or clippings relating to that topic. Later, these are used to create Story Message Jams.
These Jams are intended for 2-3 people to participate in together. Registered members will see a "Collaborate" link in the top (black) line of this page in their browser. This allows the team to share the same page, so they can collaborate on the same jam together in real-time.
This Jam requires the writers to contemplate two topics and to choose from a list of several story premises. Over the course of 90 mins, the Jam results in a Story Message that can be used by the team and by the entire SEAM community. The Story Messages are used to craft meaningful stories that debate topical issues.
In order to better understand our process, please read our Story Design manifesto.
Build your principal characters for use in future story projects.
Based on the story genre, choose from a list of archetypes and psychological profiles that help you to flesh out your protagonist, antagonist, and/or supporting characters.
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