Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Writing Exercise #80

Let's ghost line today. If you don't know or remember what that means, here's the rule: grab a line you like from a poem or song or story and have it be the "invisible" first line of your piece of writing, i.e. the "jump off" point. So, if I use a line from one of my most favorite books of all time "these were the strong, troubled, murderous thinkings of the masculine sea" (from Moby Dick) whatever I write off of that would be the actual "visible" first line that appears. Today's ghost line comes from Farrah Field's poem Amy Mounts the Empire State Building:

"Someone was supposed to be holding you in the rain..."