Wednesday Writing Exercise: What Is the Word?

I’ve directed you to Janet Fitch’s blog before. Here’s another prompt, what she calls “the best writing exercise ever. Everything I’ve ever written has come from this exercise.”

It was a regular feature of my very first writing workshop, designed as a way to get non-writers, mostly actors, writing. Every week, they would decide on a word, just a simple word, like ‘light’ or ‘fan,’ and you would write a short story—two pages, double spaced—using that word somewhere in the little story.

That’s it.

Janet will be posting a new word weekly on her MySpace page. This week the word is “free.”


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