We had W.A.F.F.L.E. again last night and another writing prompt! This one did not flow as easily for me as the last – and my PC pooped half-way through so I lost some of it – but it was still a good exercise. I tried to focus on developing the characters and giving the reader a sense of who they are, rather than world building for this one.

As a side note, you can read a different take on this prompt over at For a Thousand Words… and The Ship of Dreams.

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“Run faster! We’re almost there!” Delia shouted as she bounded up the grassy hill, carefully avoiding the wildflowers that littered the path.  Behind her lumbered her younger brother, struggling to keep up. Although Jared was tall for his age, he was hardly athletic. Delia’s insistence that he join her on the adventure was what got him out of the house.

The hill was on Delia climbed often, watching the ships come and go, imagining this day. She didn’t want to experience this moment alone.

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Writing Exercise: Stitched and Stuffed and Stood

I’m awaiting to receive a couple new books, but I got a sneak peak into the first one and had to do one of the writing exercises! The book is “Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink” by one of my favorite authors, Gail Carson Levine. Here is the first exercise in the book:

Pick an object from around your house. Separate it in your mind from it’s real history and invent a history for it. Think of the drama, the tragedy, the comedy that went into it’s creation, its passage from owner to owner and its effect on their lives.

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