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Writing Exercises (1/8/08)
*waves hello to all the writers out there*  I'm back with a few more writing exercises.

1)  From creativewritingprompts.com:

"Begin a 500-word piece with 'If I had the power to change something, I would change...'"

If 500 words seems like too much or too little, ignore the word restriction.  And if you don't want to write it from your perspective, write it from the perspective of a character, using whatever point of view you'd like.

2)  Listen to this song, and ignore the video.  Now write. 

3) Write about a memory that you or a character have.  It can be a memory of some consequence, or it can be one that's stuck with you, but you're not sure why.

If you'd like to share some exercises or prompts of your own, feel free to comment on this post.  Or if you write something in response to this exercise and want to share it, comment or send me a link.  I would, of course, love to see what you wrote.  But you're not obligated to share.  In other words, do whatever you want with these.  I just hope they prove useful for someone.   Happy writing!

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yeah i couldn't get to 500 words but your writing exercises have me on a role tonight. thank you so much for that.

If I had the power to change something, I would change Myself, although I don't really believe that people change. But if I could that's what I would do. I know I miss out on things because of my inherent inability to stop thinking and just feel. Angela tells me so and just by watching the way she lives I know it's true but I just can't do it. It’s not rational to stop thinking it can be dangerous and I frankly don't understand how. But Angela does it, I'm jealous of that, she just feels everything, she lives wide is what Booth calls it. He told me to do that once, to live wide. When Sully asked me to run away with him But I couldn't do it, although rationally I should have. Sully and I were close he made me happy we had passed into the comfortable zone and when he asked me to go sailing off with him I could have gone. but I didn't. I still don't know why. It just wasn't right even if it was the rational thing to do. Sometimes I still remember the words Booth said to me way back when we first started working together and I’m afraid that after everything my most meaningful relationships will always be with dead people. If I truly believe that people never really change then that has to be true right?

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