Thursday, May 03, 2007

"No!"

PrinceFielder.jpgThis is from an exercise in Unjournaling. Write 10 sentences that say no without using the word "no". Or, come up with a scenario where one character must repeatedly say no -- but doesn't use the word no -- to the other character.

Here's the scenario Kat came up with that you may use if you wish: Tiger and Star, two cat people, are arguing. Tiger -- who believes that Martians are real -- wants to burn Star's collection of Prince Fielder (1st Base, Milwaukee Brewers) baseball cards because the cards will bring the Martians to invade.

Write a conversation between Tiger, who is begging and trying to persuade, and Star, who is saying no. Have Star tell Tiger "No," but without using the word "no" at least 10 times.

Adapted from Unjournaling: Daily writing exercises that are Not personal, Not introspective, Not boring! by Dawn DiPrince and Cheryl Miller Thurston. It has a lot of fun writing prompts that live up to the title :-)
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