What's a Meme?
...in other words...
Me: A to Z
Questionaires (Random Factoids)
these sites that provide regular writing prompts.
Memes & Writing Prompts
What's a Meme?
A meme is a type of writing prompt, shared and passed around by bloggers
meme (meem) : n.
A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that
is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.
Find a meme and join the fun. One way to discover memes is to visit
one of the meme collection sites:
[Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language,
Fourth Edition, by way of dictionary.com]
In Blogspeak, a meme is an idea that is shared and passed from blog to
blog, like a question posted in one blog and answered in many other blogs.
An idea considered as a replicator, esp. with the connotation that memes
parasitize people into propagating them much as viruses do.
Use of the term connotes acceptance of the idea that in humans...
cultural evolution by selection of adaptive ideas has superseded
biological evolution by selection of hereditary traits.
find this idea congenial for tolerably obvious reasons.
Memes can be considered the unit of cultural evolution. Ideas
can evolve in a way analogous to biological evolution. Some
ideas survive better than others; ideas can mutate through,
for example, misunderstandings; and two ideas can recombine to
produce a new idea involving elements of each parent idea.
The Memes List
The Daily Meme
A writing prompt based on a quote.
String the words
together with other words of your choosing to fashion into a sentence,
several sentences, a paragraph, several paragraphs, a poem, or even a short
A writing prompt based on the alphabet. 26 things about you. Write as much or as
little as you like. Send to friends.
You can view my WordPlay responses to date.
(Click on the notebook cover to open. Click on the page curl in the upper
right corner to turn pages.)
Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words.
Note: If you like "Me: A-Z",
"try Wordplay", the Personal Alphabet/Dictionary meme from Laume.