I really wanted to start this week off with a blog post, but was drawing a blank on a topic. My brain is still on standby following an exhausting weekend. As much as I hate to admit it, I didn’t do anything related to my writing. My weekend consisted of football, Jeeps and more football. Oh wait……did I mention football? Yes, even more football. Anyway, I mentioned to a friend that maybe I should blog about recent news events. However, he wisely suggested that it might not be a good idea. He’s right though. I can be very passionate about certain topics and the last thing I need to do is upset or irritate any of my readers (yes, I finally have some!). He also gave me the idea for my blog post today! Thanks buddy!
So, he recently heard about a writing exercise, which sounds incredibly helpful and actually really fun. Maybe you’ve already heard of it, maybe not. Either way, it goes something like this. One person writes two sentences….about anything really. Then the second person writes one sentence. The first person follows with another sentence….and so on and so forth. This creates a “story,” that literally can shift directions at the drop of a hat. This continues until one person says, “the end,” which can be at any time. The last person then gets to write one last sentence. The writing of the sentences is timed as well, so you really don’t have time to think (or overthink) what you’re going to say next. It’s supposed to help people overcome writer’s block. I think it sounds pretty brilliant myself. I keep being told that I just need to start writing and stop thinking. This sounds like the perfect way to try that out.
I would be thrilled if this exercise not only helped me, but maybe some other aspiring writer too. So, I’d like to throw out an invitation. If any of you are interested in trying this out with me, I’d be stoked! Shoot me an e-mail if you want! It’s firstname.lastname@example.org Let’s do this!!