Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Work It On Out

BJ is undoubtedly staring at her GORGEOUS baby girl right now, so I'm going to fill in for her today. ;) So, stretch those writing muscles and get ready for a few exercises!

Stuck in a story? Here's a few prompts to get the creative juices flowing!

1. Write in a journal or a blog. Sometimes, just writing something totally different can inspire me to keep going!

2. Imagine you were a food or drink. What would you be? Why? What would the members of your family be?

3. Finish the following sentence: "I knew it was bad when I saw Henry stuck inside a..."

4. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Try to describe something in ten words instead - but not just any ten words. All ten words have to begin with the same letter. Example: Teapot. Tiny. Tin...

5. Finally, try to write a short story using only common cliches. Like, "Not to beat around the bush, but Laura was not your average, run-of-the-mill girl."

Have fun! And please, feel free to share your creativity with the rest of us!! :)


  1. Well dang it, this is much more fun than packing or laundry ;)

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  3. I knew it was bad when I saw Henry stuck inside that glass pitcher. His little furball self had somehow squirmed inside the opening and shoved through the fluted top to the wider bottom, and now hamster-feet were treading lemonade. This one would be hard to explain to Mom--much harder than the time Henry clawed her taupe pantyhose the night before her awards banquet for work...and even harder than the time Henry ate the center out of Grandma's birthday cupcake.

    Who knew hamsters were so much trouble?