I posted a while back that I was part of the Grand Forks Writer’s Guild. The local writers usually read some of their work and discuss what they are working on.
Last week someone led the group in a writing exercise and it got me thinking. We all have something to offer. One of the group is a poet and I wouldn’t mind a refresher or help getting in touch with my inner poet. We’ve have an editor that could help us track down our most common errors and help us make a writer’s cheat sheet.
So me and my big mouth suggested we should all do a little workshop.
Mine is coming up and I’m looking for a writing exercise that five to eight people can do in a half hour.
How many different ways can a person write the same thought.
- For example, straight forward and simple, front to back, sliding in modifiers.
- Select an object or emotion and describe it without stating its name
- Or an exercise on adding concrete details.
If you were going to my mini workshop, what would you pick?