Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Welcome to Paris Underground

Update, August 2016:

Yes, this is still alive. Yes, you can still be a part of it.

Welcome to Paris Underground, a place for creative writers to celebrate each other's work. This isn't for tourists. This isn't for your cameras and your maps. This isn't for your travel journal. This is for your journal. This is for the commuters who ride the tracks daily. This is for those who didn't take the time to glance at the Eiffel Tower today because they were too busy reading the paper.

Here's to the forgotten ones.

A backstory:

Paris Underground is a creative writing blog designed for previous Lone Peak High School Creative Writing students, and anyone else. It's not curated by Mr. Nelson or affiliated with LPHS. 

Recently, the amount of creative writing bloggers who are, for whatever the reason, not in the official class, has sky rocketed. This has left an odd gap between student and blogger. Previously, there were little enough blogger's who fell into this gap that there was an "Other Writers" section on the official blog. Then, #Summer Blogs went live in May 2014, for all students who wanted to keep writing out of class, and was surprisingly flooded with graduated students. It was originally supposed to go offline at the start of the 14'-15' school year, but due to the overwhelming amount of writers, it had to stay live to accommodate them, turned into a life boat.

Paris Underground is the solution.

How it works:

  • You create a blog and write stuff. It appears on the left and updates chronologically.
  • Nobody picks favorites. There's no "Top Writers" or "Popular Posts". It's up to you to explore this world.
  • Publicly sharing your name and identity is not required. It’s totally up to you. Both have pros and cons. You can use your previous pen name or blog if you have one.
  • Paris Underground is designed to keep you writing. Only the 25 most recent blogs are featured on the writer's list. A full list of writers can be found here.
  • Paris Underground is not curated by Mr. Nelson, or affiliated with Lone Peak High School. This is the product of Solstice Everston's imagination.
  • Don't drown in these logistics. Relax and write your heart out, whatever it may contain. The rest doesn't really matter.

That being said, click below to sign up. (There's no deadline.)

Count me in, Solstice.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Prompt - Ones and Zeros

This week's prompt is based off of this clip.

Are you a one or a zero? Do something different with this. Be better.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Prompt - Real vs Fake

Alright, alright. It's been a few weeks since the last prompt. Sorry. But Underground isn't going anywhere, and here's a new prompt.

This week's prompt is a debate of what's real and what's fake. About authenticity and why we all want it.

The idea is contrast. Have fun, dinner is at ripoff McDonald's.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Prompt - Space Walk

Write about space. About being alone. About the silence. About the chaos. About the curiosity.

Maybe go on a moonwalk, or spin out of control. Or just float.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Prompt - Recycled Words

This week, we're recycling words. The idea is to pull random phrases from the internet until you have a coherent sentence. Take screen shots. Copy and paste. Do what you want.

You already do this everyday without knowing. It's just tad more literal this time.