Saturday, February 7, 2009

Writing Exercise #1

Yesterday I had some down time, some waiting time, and I had a pen and a notebook with me to, hopefully, get a story started, but no ideas.

So I asked my daughter to give me an interesting word.

She gave me 'drugstore.'

Then I asked for a name. She gave me Mary.

The I asked for another word, and another, then a verb and an adjective after that.

In the end I had six words and by the time the sixth was on the paper, I had a story formulating in my head.

So try it. Here are your six words:


There you go. Write a story. Edit it once. Run it through a crit group or workshop if you want. Edit again. Then get it out on the market!!

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