rules for counting your 600 words/week!
How could you connect these seemingly
unrelated thing into one story, poem, essay or ????
1a) a dance contest
1b) a bunch of mice for a science experiment 1c) ice cream
2a) a 1947 convertible 2b)
a switchblade 2c) a parachute
3a) a flying machine 3b) a monster
3c) paper clips
4a) a professional wrestler 4b)
the Declaration of Independence 4c) your mom
5a) lightning 5b) someone
playing hooky 5c) a phone booth
Listing to "poetry"
A) Take 3 minutes and list as many
things as you can think of that you would find in a junkyard, your room,
the mall, wherever...
B) Mark the "best" items on the
list; the ones that are "cool", or that have a good sound, or might tell
C) Shape your list into a poem
that shows why you chose those items, or tells a story, or simply captures
the scene, or sound cool and funny, or...It doesn't have to rhyme, but...
D) You could use that list as the
beginning of a story or...????
a) Things I hope to do before I'm
b) Describe "heaven."
c) Invent a new game show. Who's
the host? What are the stunts/questions? ???
d) The title of the story is "The
Strange Breakfast." How does it begin?
e) If words were like bricks, then...
f) Top Ten List: Ways to know you're
really in trouble.
g) Invent a new insect.