Exercise – I am / I am not

Here’s a great writing exercise from Wordwise.

WORDWISE

This week’s exercise uses pattern as a framework for your writing.

First, write a series of sentences beginning “I am…”. See if you can write at least 10 such sentences. Aim to make your language as inventive and startling as possible. You can put in as much detail as you want, and the sentences can be long or short. The statements can be fictional or strange if you wish: e.g. if you want to say “I am a smuggler of lemons” then go right ahead.

After you’ve written your “I am…” sentences, then write some “I am not…” statements. Again – long or short, fictional / strange or factual / realistic, it doesn’t matter.

Lastly, when you have completed both separate lists, then combine them into a finished piece of writing, alternating “I am…” / “I am not…” statements. You may want to put your statements into a new order…

View original post 321 more words

Share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s