Monday, February 01, 2010

WordPlay! WriteNet Week 3

It is award season again. From last night's Grammy awards to the announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tomorrow morning of the contenders for this year's coveted Oscar statuettes, prizes are being given in many different media to deserving recipients in the entertainment arts. Writing is a core element of artistic creations, from song lyrics to screenplays to dramas to novels (which are often turned into scripts). To acknowledge the central role that writing plays in so many different media, the exercises for this week will explore the connection between writing and other arts,


External Exercises:
(see Week 1 for details)

1. Observation Exercise
2. Reading Report
3. Writing Journal

Weekly Exercises February 1, 2010

1. Start with a line from a song and keep writing, e.g. "I gotta feeling...."
2. Make yourself a character in your favorite recent movie and write what happens in your first scene.
3. If you were a painter, describe the first canvas you would complete.
4. You get home, tired and drained from a grueling day, and smell a pie baking in your oven. Keep writing.

As always, feel free to write about whatever is pushing itself onto the blank page. Just keep your hand moving for the allotted time, without concern for spelling, grammar, making sense or any other critical thoughts until after the writing time is finished (a minimum of ten minutes per day).

There is no wrong way to do it: just write!

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