Saturday, June 16, 2012

Seven Dares in June

I collect dares.  And this week I thought I'd pass some on.  One a day.  Like multi-vitamins.

They're writing dares which I use in workshops, but also for myself, for those times when I struggle as if through treacle to move a story forward and everything is, relentlessly, sludge, stodge, standstill ...

Dare 1:  Today I will write 4 short sentences for every long one.

I'll be back tomorrow with Dare 2!

Cheers, Joan.


At 3:05 AM, Blogger Mavis said...

I'm engrossed in poetry so this one doesn't work for me - but I will pass it on to the writers' group.

At 8:40 AM, Blogger Alan Dapre said...

I like the idea of this Dare.
Four short sentences.
How short?
This short?
Great idea.

At 12:35 AM, Blogger Joan Lennon said...

Mavis - maybe short and long lines of poetry?
Alan - you go for it!

At 6:21 AM, Blogger Mavis said...

actually in the middle of blank verse ( big change for me) - thought it wouldn't work but have chopped a line into two short sentences. Actually it's very effective. Not quite meeting the brief though.


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