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Wednesday writing prompt: A home for elderly writers

Can you just imagine living in a community of cranky, neurotic writers? | RESIDENTS TAKE PART IN ORGANIZED DAILY EXERCISES IN ONE OF THE PUBLIC POOLS AT CENTURY VILLAGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY – NARA – 548550 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I have this idea stuck in my head, and I can’t get rid of it. I envision it as a screenplay, even though I don’t have the slightest idea how to write one. It could be a movie or a television drama. But I am committed to finishing one of my current projects before starting another, so I just can’t allow myself to start writing on this one, no matter how badly I want to! Do you want to take a crack at it?

Writing Prompt

Setting: A retirement community for elderly writers.

Plot: The residents of this retirement community suffer all of the same ailments and need the same level of assistance as the residents of any retirement home. The only difference is, these residents are all writers! Some have written professionally for most of their lives, while others have always wanted to be writers and decided to join the community in an effort to spend their golden years doing what they always wanted to do. They have experienced varying levels of success, but not one of them has ever been a household name. Until today. Today, a bestselling author is about to join this writing community and turn the place upside-down.

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