Next word is a game I play once a month or so here at writercize.
It is a simple word association game meant to loosen the brain and dump out some words. The rules are easy. I give you a word, and you give me the first word that comes to mind. Explanation optional.
Fans of the Step by Step show back in the nineties may remember the character Cody spewing out word associations, which very well may have planted the seed in my mind.
Example: I give you the word table, you may say ... dining, or stop, or restaurant, or chair, or elements ... all answers would be correct. Cody would have taken it ten words deep, but I only ask you for one.
I love to see how meaning is in the eyes of the beholder and get a glimpse into how different minds work. If you want an extra bonus writing twist, create a story using all of your "next words."
writercize: Tell me the first word that comes to mind for each of the following words:
Please leave your next words in a comment. I love to see all the different answers! Be sure to leave your website so I can pay you a visit.
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writercizer sample response:
- Pop: weasel
- Shake: quake
- Wood: Birnam (from Macbeth)
- Curl: snuggle
- Rock: and roll