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    Writing Exercises

    Camille had a thread back at the old board where basically she would post an idea and then get people to write creatively on the matter. I tried rebooting it at INTPc but it wasn't the right time.

    However, I've noticed a undercurrent of people wanting an opportunity to practice and make more keen their capacity to write in a more novelistic or poetic style - including the "write a novel in x days" thread. So. Seeing as the old OP was a professional writer, her series of exercises seem as good a place to start as any so these are the original six she specified.

    First exercise: - Mood exercise. Write a description of a fitting location and suitable mood.
    Second Exercise: - A dull person suddenly becomes interesting
    Third Exercise: - A grownup who does not play well with others
    Fourth Exercise: - The worst visitor who ever darkened your door
    Fifth Exercise: - Write a sex scene and make it funny
    Sixth Exercise: -Write about something usually smothered with cliche without mentioning a single familiar image (Christmas - no decorated trees or presents)
    Go!
    Die Logik ist keine Lehre, sondern ein Spiegelbild der Welt. Die Logik ist transcendental. - Wittgenstein

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    *bump*

    I'm a little confused about what "a fitting location and a suitable mood" is calling for. I'm defaulting into assuming this means, write an atmospheric piece to the net cognitive effect of a mood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptah View Post
    I'm a little confused about what "a fitting location and a suitable mood" is calling for. I'm defaulting into assuming this means, write an atmospheric piece to the net cognitive effect of a mood?
    Yes, that was how it was interpreted at the late INTPc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrus View Post
    Yes, that was how it was interpreted at the late INTPc.
    In that case, count me in for exercise 1. I'll see what I can draft up. I have a few ideas for 2 and 3, too.

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    I'll see if I can pull something up for number one over the next few days.
    Oh fuck it, Its the 90's.

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    Hey, slackers! What the hell gives?!

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