I can’t wait to return to teaching my writing class at Camosun in the fall, so I can share these exercises with my students. I used to give them simple ones, like “balloon” and “write a story about a chair.” Hold onto your seats, writers!This is going to get crazy. http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/thirteen-writing-prompts
Or maybe I’ll dive into Sarah Selecky’s wonderful and smart daily prompts. She’ll send everyone these free little gifts via email, just by signing up on her website.
Or maybe I’ll play this: http://coffitivity.com/ A soundtrack that’ll take us out of the fluorescent hum of the classroom and into the coffee shop.
In the meantime, I’d better get back to my own writing, instead of making lemon bars and watching the rain cry down the windows. Sometimes, though, that’s just what a girl needs. Creativity gets fed in so many ways.
Writing desk, Jan 13, Tepoztlan, Mexico. Best. Brownie. Ever.