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Each week, we issue a writing prompt to our own staff, guest contributors, and readers like you. We welcome guest submissions, so if you’re interested in being featured or regularly contributing to the site, email your responses to kelaine.conochan [at]

To be 100000% clear… we are not affiliated with TED Talks and this is not a means to become a speaker for a TED Talk anywhere at any time. This is a writing prompt for a creative writing magazine called The Prompt. We’re only trying to spark your creativity. We’re not trying to hear your 10-minute inspiring speeches about anything. Besides, you are not Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie or a climate change scholar, are you? If so, then what the heck are you doing on our site? You’ve got better things to do, don’t you? Please save us from ourselves!

Having said that… maybe this prompt sparks a great idea for you. Maybe it makes you write a story about someone giving a TED Talk. Or maybe a character named Ted. Whatever it is, we’d love to read it.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: TED TALK

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using TED TALK as our prompt.

If you’ve got an inspired ideas about how to respond to this week’s prompt, send us your submission of 400-700 words. Write us anything that comes to mind when you think of TED TALK. It can be a personal essay, a poem, short story, script, or anything else original and fresh. Ironic or sincere, real or imagined—just make it worth our while and we’ll publish it, include it in our newsletter, and give you the chance to join the creative, talented staff writers here at The Prompt.

Email your responses to by Friday May 13th at midnight EST.

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