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I decided to organize a weekly creative writing exercise in the office to sharpen the skills of the writing pool. Everyone takes a turn inventing an exercise or a prompt.

The only general rule we've been using is that it should be doable in an hour or so. We've also tried to keep things fun.



Please feel free to share your own exercise efforts by leaving a comment. You can do that at the end of each exercise by clicking on 'Share your own effort'. Enjoy!



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7.8.09
Exercise 48 - Extemporaneous writing

Revived at long last!  Our busy office schedule had put back our writing exercises perennially down the priority list of our to-doís.  Well today we finally got around to doing a quick exercise, and by quick I mean 60 seconds quick.  This one was hosted by Maya.  She pointed us all to a website:  http://oneword.com where a single word is flashed and then you have to type down whatever goes through your head.  Extemporaneous writing if there is such a thing.

 

You should try it out yourself.  Donít say you donít have time for a 60 second exercise.  Nobodyís that busy.

 

Todayís word was ĎIdolí.  Below is what I wrote.  I had wanted to end with "...Cory Aquino's life and humility." but had to respect the time limit. 

 

 

 

There are people who consider themselves an idol for others to emulate. More often than not, those who fall in this category are those the least deserving of that title.

This becomes more punctuated in the light of Cory Aquino's example.


Posted at 03:47 pm by bisoy

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February 14, 2011   07:25 PM PST
 
I like it! With the short time limit, I thought what you wrote was very substantial. Nice.

Thanks for sharing your exercise.
 

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