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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Wednesday WordPlay!

It’s time to write: mark, inscribe, put pen to paper, engrave, carve, note, enter, record, jot down, compose, create, generate, produce, fashion, form, build, construct, design, originate, initiate, coin, conceive, commence…what are you waiting for?

Thanks to everyone who participated last week. I also got a couple of offers to ‘host’ the weekly challenge! I say YAHOO! Feel free to go for it. Please email me so I have an idea who is posting the challenge on a particular week. I figure the more submissions, the greater a variety of exercises and frankly I currently have only a handful of books and of course the internet for weekly challenge resources and from what I understand some of you have resources as well.

Today’s writing exercise choices come from an online source The 6’ Ferret Writers’ Group.

1. Look around your immediate surroundings. Find an object or person and describe them fully.

2. Divide a piece of paper down the middle. On the left side, write about nine nouns (not necessarily related to one another). On the right, write about nine words related to one certain occupation of your choice. Then draw lines from one column to the next, connecting one noun with one word from the right column. Choose one of these paired-off words and write a short story or poem using them.

3. Write a story from the point-of-view of and ordinary object (for example, a rug).

I’m going to have to think about this one and come back later today and edit in my entry!

“Mere words are cheap and plenty enough, but ideas that rouse and set multitudes thinking come as gold from the mines.” A. Owen Penny

Happy Wednesday!


GiBee said...

Oh, friend ... you're asking for a lot of thought here! I have no brain right now...

kpjara said...

Don't feel pressured Gibee, this is not for the faint of flesh or heart! LOL...this is just a funsy little exercise for the striving writer in me!

Overwhelmed! said...

Darn it! I missed this AGAIN! Ugh! Please, please, please email me next Tuesday, or better yet, leave me a comment reminder on my blog.