Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A new writing prompt

Tonight I read three pieces at Wired Coffee. The moderator, Dwight, read a creative piece that he wrote while sitting at a park overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River. He began by simply listing the things he saw around him beginning at ground level: a piece of trash, and then doing a 360 degree view around him. The real items became metaphors. It was very interesting, not a lot of elaboration, but worded with impact. Might be fun to try.

Sit outdoors and look beyond the flower, past the clouds and into your mind for a reference so that familiar objects take on new meaning. Have fun.

7 comments:

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Interesting exercise for a writer! It will undoubtedly show me all the things I've been missing.

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Lisa, Did you ever recive my poem? Blogger was down for a couple days. I sent it to your email.

irishoma said...

Sounds like a great exercise.

Lynn said...

Thanks Linda! I still need to work on the poem exercise from the Botanical Gardens! Ack.

K9friend said...

Good advice. I think we tend to be less observant with everyday objects.

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Linda O'Connell said...

Thank Donna, Lynn and Pat. Have any of you tried writing alist 'poem'?

Tammy said...

I've been saying I'm going to try to write more poetry again...thanks for a great way to start!