There’s a universal truth when it comes to storytelling:
No two writers see the world the same way. That’s the beauty of unique perspectives. And it’s something worth celebrating. Last year, Girls Write Now put this insight to the test with a group of our mentee writers, asking them to submit an original piece of writing based on the same video prompt. The result was a collection of stories that were as diverse and revelatory as our writers.
This year, we want to extend this challenge to writers everywhere. So, we came up with an open-ended writing prompt for TikTok using a video of a taxi driving through city streets. How many stories can we tell with just one piece of inspiration?
Now, it’s your turn:
Step 1: Watch the prompt
Step 2: Answer the prompt however you like. Write, sing, speak, crack jokes, dive into a stream of conscious writing, whatever comes to mind, create it!
Step 3: Make your TikTok! Duet, stitch, or use voiceover with the video posted by Girls Write Now.*
Step 4: Upload to TikTok/Instagram and encourage your followers to answer the video prompt in their own unique way. Use the hashtags #differentperspectives, #GirlsWriteNow, #writertok, and tag @girlswritenow to join our storytelling movement!
*Please avoid using any licensable music.