Thursday, January 10, 2008

Writing Exercise - Tested

I'm happy to report the writing exercise went well on multiple levels:
  • Everyone participated and shared what they wrote.
  • The rest of us were able to guess the living thing and room in the majority of cases or at least come close.
  • One writer took the exercise to the next level and decided a ladybug wouldn't really know the names of furnature and took it upon herself to describe a four post bed --Bravo!
  • One writer commented that having a time limit showed the value of time limits to get that initial set of words down on paper.
  • Everyone had fun.
  • Everyone wants another writing exercise next month. (any good ideas???)

Two other notes:

Congrats to Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu whose novel The Shadow Speaker is a finalist for the NAACP Image Awards (to be presented Feb 14). Nnedi is an Illinois-SCBWI member. I might add she has a book signing this Sunday.

I also heard Jenny Meyerhoff's workshop on voice at the North Suburb meeting last night was fantastic. (I unfortunately wan't there.) Jenny is a member of the Class of 2k8.

1 comment:

PJ Hoover said...

Glad it went well! It does sound like fun.