Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Writing Exercise #46

This is one of my favorite prompts that comes from one of THE BEST teaching books for writing ever. (YOU'RE WELCOME.)

I call this the Russian Nesting Doll Exercise, only the things don't have to get smaller. Here's how it works:

One of my students wrote: I opened my heart and out came my father/I opened my father and out came a fist/I opened his fist and out came my teeth/I opened my teeth and out came a song...

See?! FUN. Or not fun. But still, it's gonna get your gears working. Promise.

I'm off to Boston and NYC. I'll do my best to put up prompts from the road, but they might be wonky because my phone is a total jokester sometimes.