A to Z 2016 · Creative Exercises

Y is for “Your Lover, Ricardo”

An enjoyable little exercise in playfulness: This is a little exercise in magical realism. With realistic detail, write a scene in which your character has a conversation with a piece of furniture. Assume that the person and the piece of furniture disagree about something.   How much fun is it, to bring inanimate objects to… Continue reading Y is for “Your Lover, Ricardo”

A to Z 2016 · Creative Exercises

Q is for “A Quintessential Saturday”

A simple exercise in showing, not telling. Here’s the prompt, from unknown sources: Using specific, vivid detail that appeals to the senses, how might you show that the shopping mall is crowded? Do not use the words “shopping mall” or “crowded.”   What else needs to be said? Short and sweet! A Quintessential Saturday We waded… Continue reading Q is for “A Quintessential Saturday”