Monday, June 18, 2012

Dare Three

Dare 3:  Today I will use no adjectives.  Not a single, solitary, apposite or otherwise modifier of nouns, no matter how colourful, bland, collective or whatever they may be.

Still there?  Tomorrow's Dare Day 4!


At 1:01 AM, Blogger Penny Dolan said...

But won't the education system fall apart without those wall diplays crammed with WOW words?

Am terribly. awfully, horribly, sadly, grievously, unhappily, stupendously and anxiously alarmed by this dare. I am.

At 2:03 AM, Blogger Joan Lennon said...

Keep calm - remember you can always substitute - for example, instead of "a red tomato" it could be "a tomato the colour of the dawn that shepherds dread" ... Just think what it could do for your daily word count.

OR there's always the retrospective approach - you just write normally, then go back and take all the adjectives out, and decide if the thing's any better without them.

Tomorrow's dare could be "write with no adverbs" ... but it isn't.

At 6:27 AM, Blogger Mavis said...

Just checked my current poem and guess what? No an adjective in sight. Does that make me top of the class?!

At 12:33 PM, Blogger Joan Lennon said...

You're a wonder!

At 1:14 AM, Blogger madwippitt said...

I'd say cool, but ...


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