In the interest of breathing some life into this idea I’ll share the prompt for a writing exercise I just completed and the sample I wrote to complete the exercise. Then this thread will morph into whatever it will be.
(I am currently working my way through Steering the Craft - A 21st Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K Le Guin … it’s $9.99 on Kindle and I would highly recommend!)
Write a paragraph to a page of narrative that’s meant to be read aloud. Use onomatopoeia, alliteration, repetition, rhythmic effects, made-up words or names, dialect - any kind of sound effect you like - BUT NOT RHYME OR METER.
And here is what I let out…
Ten times and twice more I said, “I said I loved you!” And she sure as shit kept walking like the wind swept them words right on past her. Like maybe them words got carried off to some’n else. And to bake the dozen I tried a tone that might stop that dress from swishing all the way back to Savannah. I said, “I said I love you.” And the wind swept them words and swirled them around a dress that sure as shit shook to a halt. I said, “I said I love you.” And I made up the ground and give that girl what she’s always given me. I let me feel that tingle she feels into me and I felt it into her. And sure as shit that dress swished against my hips all the way back to Memphis.
“Constructive criticism is welcome, but criticize ideas, not people.”
Let’s discuss, and most importantly share your own shot at that prompt!
Next Monday I’ll post another prompt and my attempt at it?
Cheers to writing, friends!
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