writercize: Next word is always a favorite around writercize. It is a free-association game where I give you a word, and you write the first thing that comes to mind, then the first thing that new word inspires, and so on and so forth until you are about five words in.
So, if I said nail, you might go with:
nail - polish - shoe - sock - puppet.
It's a very simple game to play to loosen up your brain cells. If you are feeling particularly brave, you may want to use the words to inspire a story, but don't feel bad leaving the words alone. It's like improv class for actors - just the exercise of instant results through free association helps get your mind in writing shape!
Here are five words for you to begin with. When you are done, you should have about 25 words - the five I gave you and four more free associated from each.
I love reading your comments and especially your writercize results, so please, drop me a line to let me know if this worked for you! Better yet, share your attempt with the world in your comment!
And, if you let me know you stopped by, I will be sure to pay you a visit as soon as I am able!
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writercizer sample response:
rain - drop - crevice - deep - thought
bandage - wrap - chicken - wings - flight
India - sari - forgive - forget - lose
nun - sister - lao tse - soul - mate
creature - unknown - anonymous - poet - artist