+ Write the final scene in a book about Armageddon.
+ In painstakingly close detail, appealing to all five senses, describe a rotting human head. When you reach the end, reveal the context for its appearance — one which sends the reader right back to the beginning.
+ What is the filthiest place your avoid in your day-to-day life? A nasty corner of the basement? A restroom in your office building? The dump you drive past on your way to work? Choose the worst. Now imagine that something evil resides there. Write about its emergence.
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