Thursday, October 13, 2005

Don't name it!

The first part can stand alone or it can help you with the second part. Or you can skip the first part and try to tackle the second cold.

Word Prompt
Set the timer for 10 minutes.

Take an idea and write images that come to mind. Try to engage the senses: touch, sight, hearing, taste, smell. That is, if your concept could be touched, what would it be: rough sandpaper, raw silk, a baby's downy hair? If it could be tasted, what food (or nonfood!) would it be? What color is it? Is it a ting or a gong?

Harder: Pick an abstract concept like love, hate, hope, fear, good, evil, kindness, jealousy, joy, guilt, loyalty, remorse, greed, wisdom, beauty, gentleness, fairness, courage, patience.

Medium: Pick a physical state like hunger, tiredness, sadness, contentment, exhaustion

Easier: Or pick a noun like worm, coin, dragon, running shoe, T. Rex, maple leaf, dragonfly, dew, shark, Monarch butterfly, chocolate (in which case you can use the list you came up with last week). The less common the object, the more you'll stretch yourself to capture an image of it. (Don't hesitate to Google pictures of it!)

Writing Prompt
Set the timer for 10-15 minutes.

Without using the word or synonyms for the word (words with the same meaning) or antonyms for the word (words with the opposite meaning), write about your word. It can be a story or a paragraph or anything you want it to be.

Yes, this is tricky!
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