Monday, 3 May 2010

Bank Holiday Writing

An exercise for the Bank Holiday, on the grounds that it's bound to rain. Try and do this one without reading ahead.

Write a sentence, any sentence.
Choose two words out of the sentence and ring them.
Write two new sentences, incorporating the two chosen words.
Choose four words you like from the two new sentences.
Write four new sentences, incorporating the four chosen words.
Choose eight new words you like from the four new sentences.
Write eight sentences, incorporating the eight chosen words.
Then carry on writing and see where it leads.

It's easy to get into ruts with our writing. This adds a random element and gently pushes you to new places.

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