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Five Minute Fiction

From bestselling author and MMW member, Diane Hammond

The seminal power of what-if’s

Great ideas for new fiction can come from anywhere. Sometimes those ideas can come from idly considering “what-if’s.” In five minutes or less, come up with three what if’s. Don’t worry about where they have the potential for story development.

Here are my examples. No stopping, no overthinking.

· What if two of three triplets were identical—how would it feel like to be the non-identical one?

· What if your beloved grandmother turned out to have killed all her children but your mom?

· What if the slob who lived next door was God?

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