Monday, June 24, 2013

A leetle project

So, I just have to say a little something about last week's WIFYR conference.  For some reason I was feeling a LOT of anxiety about the whole thing, in spite of the fact that I've done the conference many times before.  Who knows why?

BUT.  I ended up having a spectacular week.  Truly.  Such interesting, talented students.  I ended up learning--CLICHE ALERT!  BUT IT'S TRUE--more from them than they did from me.

Anyway.  One of the things I did with my class every morning was a free write.  I'd put a random noun on the board and then they held forth on paper (without coming up for air) until I told them to stop (usually 10 or 15 minutes).   So this week, I want to do the same.  A free write every morning on some random noun.  Bicycle.  Dog.  Ice cream.  Christmas.  Whatever.

So I am soliciting nouns from YOU.  Then I will use them this week to free-write for my posts.  It'll be a good writing exercise for me.  I need it.


Dianna said...


CSIowa said...

leak (or leek, you choose)

Jeanna Stay said...

Aardvark. Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, aardwolf (they really do exist).

radagast said...

1. Homunculus
2. Gherkin
3. Louse
4. Poppet
And, obviously,
5. Vampire

Bruce Luck said...

A most excellent workshop. You ran it like a pro; can't believe you were anxious prior to it.

Some writing prompts: television, summer, cars, technology, dinnerware, photographs, books.