It’s a love-hate thing, some people find the use of ‘word grids’ and other cut-up methods to inspire writing very effective; others don’t. This is a result of my first stab at producing some kind of ‘prompt’ using a random home-brew method I briefly mentioned at the Writer’s Meeting this afternoon. I haven’t employed it yet, but rest assured once I do I’ll toss the results up.
I don’t know if anyone will find this useful, but just in case anyone is interested, here is what I ended-up with:
‘Sixty Minutes of Writing’ mini-project…
Give yourself 10 minutes for each poem. Afterward, spend only 2 minutes ‘revising’ each poem; this obviously isn’t intended as a ‘real’ revision, but a soon-after revisiting, of sorts, whatever.
(Narrative, 1st person)
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I know people hate the time restrictions, they’re the loosest of all, I just loved the idea of breaking it all down into an encapsulated hour of work, pound it all out, see what can be made of the results…chop all of it together to make one poem, 20 poems, one amazing stanza in some future poem..you know how it goes.
Greatly enjoyed the meeting today. Very nice to see Talia again, it’s been ages! Tom as well has been a stranger.
Have a great weekend, everyone.