What you could do:
- Take one of the wacky sentences we wrote in class on Monday as the first sentence of a story or poem.
- If you’re really feeling frisky, you can use another of the sentences we wrote as the last sentence of the story or poem.
…Use one, some, or all of the following words I randomly selected from the dictionary:
…Write a poem to, for, or about one (or more?) of the following:
- George Lucas
- Luke Skywalker
- Margaret Thatcher
- Ronald Reagan
- Nancy Reagan
- Yoko Ono
- John Hinkley
- Sally Ride
- Sandra Day O’Connor
- Louise Brown (the first test-tube baby)
- Steve Jobs
- Bill Gates
…Write a story or a scene about a character who was 14 years old in 1979.
- Set it not then but now: 2011. In a place you know well.
- What if said character has to interact with a 14-year-old in the present day? (Or not.)
…Write about a memorable meal.
…Write a recipe for something.
- Maybe something that isn’t food?
…Turn something you’ve already written into a monologue.
…Turn something you’ve already written into a dialogue.
- Use as little scene description as possible. None, if you can swing it.
And, as always, you could also/instead: