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.
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks for reminding me of this awesome strategy!
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!Delete
Kathy, I think you just started your pas de deux ! Thank you for your delightful words.Delete
Thank you for your energy. Ann your words are blooming!Delete
Joy streams like electricity if allowed.ReplyDelete
Verbenabeth, be the joy bringer! Thank you.Delete
Donna, love your smile and your words!Delete
LOVE that Hemingway story! I've used that as a writing prompt, too.Delete
Patricia, love your sense of humor! I 'm "write" with you today. lolDelete
for my BookBear Reading puppet:ReplyDelete
for me -
BookBear know what he likes!! lol Jan, we indeed are very blessed. Thank you for your reminder.Delete
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Practice, play, win, lose, learn, improve.Delete
That's you, Pam V.Delete
Thanks, Pam. I love learning too!Delete