Even More Writing Warm-ups, Again...
What items would you place in a time-capsule, which would
be buried here at Laguna, and unearthed in the year 2065? Why would you
choose those items?
Expand each of these lines into a scene or a story...(could
be fictional, could be real...)
Make a list of words and phrases you use most often. Explain
their meaning, and why you use these words and phrases so often. What altrnatives
Make a slang dictionary. Make it funny.
Show the perfect...
I heard a scream and a crash...
Middle School isn't as bad as I thought... (Worse than I
His head thudded against the chalkboard.
If I were to change one thing about myself...That's because...
Make a list of people and things that influence your life.
Think! Why are these things/people important in your life?
Show the funny side of some figures of speech. For example;
what would it be like if it really did "rain cats and dogs"? Crack a smile?
You awaken to find that you've been turned into a giant insect.
You can't talk. Show...
Growing up is like... Because... (fill in as many similies
as you can...)
Show the same incident from two or three different points
of view: a car wreck, a fight in a restaurant, a person being wrongly accused
by the teacher, etc.
Write a conversation your pencil might have with you or your
You have 2 minutes to live. Show what you would do.
Describe the owner of these things: a pocket knife, a crumpled
bus pass, unfinished math homework, a candy wrapper. Show his/her day.
How would the world be different if school were not compulsary
until age 18? Show both "good" and bad effects.
Show you having the most fun you've ever had.
Sometimes I hate being able to read minds...
Who: You. Where: Awake in bed. When; 3:00 a.m.
What: A scream and a squeal of tires.
What if words did hurt like sticks and stones?