If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Thursday, October 14, 2010

2 minutes or less

"A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing. "
Eugene Ionesco
Writing in 2 minutes or less: exercises to inspire you.

1) Write for at least 100 words about a reconciliation, a border, and a bridge. 

2) Write for at least 2 minutes about a message, a table, and a musical instrument. Focus on writing from a different perspective than your usual one. 

3) Write for at least 1 minute about a hat, and a journal. 

4) Write for at least 100 words about a misstep, a painting, and a house. Focus on description that uses all five senses. 

5) Write for at least 2 minutes about a surrender, a drinking glass, and a businesswoman. 

6) Write for at least 200 words about a journal, and a risk. Focus on physical descriptions. 

7) Write for at least 2 minutes about a relationship beginning, a dance, and a story. 

I figure with two weeks left til NaNo why not give you all something to write about...who knows maybe knew ideas will come for you like they did for me. And since we are all pressed for time it seems- why not give you ones you could do in a very short period of time...

Leave me a comment and let me know which one you like.


Old Kitty said...

I like 4 and 6!! I find I'm more productive if it's a word limit rather than time! Thanks for the fun exercises! Take care

Summer Ross said...

Old Kitty~ You know I prefer word limit to time as well. I seem to get more accomplished. If its time- I always stall and get nothing done lol

j.leigh.bailey said...

I like these all, but when I read #5 I immediately had a scene pop into my head. I think I'm even going to give it a shot! Great ideas! :)

Summer Ross said...

j.leigh~ Wonderful for you!!! go for it

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They all sound challenging.

N. R. Williams said...

I like them all. I would have to choose the hat and the journal because that's a topic I would probably never pick.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Summer Ross said...

N.E~~ the journal ones always get me thinking...:) picking something you wouldn't normally write is good exercise

Donna Hole said...

cool prompts.


Jemi Fraser said...

Good prompts! And good idea to prep for nano! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Those all look like great writing exercises!

Meredith said...

These are so great! I always want to try writing exercises, but I never feel like I have the time--these are perfect! Thanks for sharing :)

Ellie said...

Ooo. . .great prompts!

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