Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SHORTER THAN A TWEET --SUMMER STRETCH



by Janie Reinart


We all need to warm up before we sing, exercise or write! We will be sharing ideas here to help you “work out” your writing muscles. Take a deep cleansing breath and stretch! For more writing inspiration share your stretches with us. We will be happy to post them.

Everyone has a story. Taking an old idea inspired by Ernest Hem­ing­way, who was chal­lenged to write a story using only six words, tell us your life story. Hemingway’s story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”


TELL your life story in six words. Post it in the comments.

20 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! I use Hemingway's example as well and have kids come up with all the different 'back stories' for those six words. It really gets them going and everyone feels successful at the task. Every spring I host a poetry contest for Earth Day. The kids write their 'Earth' stories in six words and then we print them out on our poster printer on 6' long paper which gets hung from our high ceilings. They love it and so do I.

    Here's mine:

    Boy

    Dreams

    of

    the

    Sky

    Above

    Thanks for reminding me of this awesome strategy!

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    1. Awesome six word story. Thank you burlesot! Love the idea of hanging the poems from the ceiling! Cuyahoga County S.E. Library does Poems On The Wind –hangs poems on a clothes line to that they flutter in the wind!

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    1. Kathy, I think you just started your pas de deux ! Thank you for your delightful words.

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  3. Such
    Potential
    Inside
    Waiting
    To
    Emerge

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    1. Thank you for your energy. Ann your words are blooming!

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  4. Joy streams like electricity if allowed.

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    1. Verbenabeth, be the joy bringer! Thank you.

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    1. Donna, love your smile and your words!

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  6. Got
    nothing.
    Brain
    on
    vacation
    today.
    :-)

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    1. LOVE that Hemingway story! I've used that as a writing prompt, too.

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    2. Patricia, love your sense of humor! I 'm "write" with you today. lol

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  7. for my BookBear Reading puppet:


    Summer

    sleeping

    bring

    the

    books

    NOW

    for me -

    Fortunate

    child

    wife

    mother

    writer

    citizen

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    1. BookBear know what he likes!! lol Jan, we indeed are very blessed. Thank you for your reminder.

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    1. Practice, play, win, lose, learn, improve.

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    2. Thanks, Pam. I love learning too!

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  9. Sharing

    the

    love

    of

    Reading

    and

    Writing.

    ~Suzy

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