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2. Many fictional characters are not fictional at all. Write about one real person who has been fictionalized.
3. Electricity is a recent discovery. Think of 10 things to do when there's no power.
4. Pirates no longer just refer to highwaymen of seas. There are different breeds of pirates today. Write about today's pirates and what they're pirating.
5. Many words in English language come from names of people -- such as mesmerize (from Mesmer, a hypnotist). Find out more words from people's names and write story behind words.
6. The US Declaration of Independence begins with this line: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." Write you own Declaration of Independence by using same line as your starting point.
7. How do you start a fan club? Write a how-to on organizing a fan club for a favorite author, singer, actor or sports figure.
8. How do planets die?
9. Expound or dispute this: "Where science ends, religion begins."
10. Take a look at your bookshelf. Pick one book and write a review of it.
11. How is privacy invaded on Internet?
12. Write an article on how to choose a pet. Target your piece for kids aged 7-10.
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