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    Fun writing game to test your creativity.

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by Song, Jul 30, 2015.

    Hey everyone,

    I'm working my way through a creative writing book and it suggests playing this game to get the creative juices going. I was suprised by what you could actually write this way to be honest. So here is the game. You choose one letter of the alphabet and use that letter to write a passage or poem. You can only use that one letter to start the sentence. See what you can do. Here are the ones I wrote for the excersise (the book suggests 20 words for poems and 50 for prose.


    Prose –

    Surely Simon should stop. Something slithered somewhere silently. Shouting, Simon stood stunned. ‘Say something’ Simon said. Sadness shouldn’t secretly skulk somewhere. Sentient sensations should stay safely, soundly still. Synaptic semaphore sent signals, shooting Simon’s senses. Somehow she stopped sleeping.


    Poem –


    Time tests technology,

    Ticking, ticking, ticking

    Tomorrow trashes TVs.

    Turning, turning, turning.

    Time to travel,

    Travel to time.

    Taking turns to trickle to tomorrow.

    Sure they won't win a competition but I was suprised at what could be done with a single letter.

    Lets see what you have :cheerleader::superyesh::superyesh::cheerleader:
     
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    Silly season starts soon.
    Sunbathers, searing skin - sizzling sausages.
    Sunburn, scarlet skin -sun scalds.
    Suntan - skincare - skin scare.
     
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    @Song succinctly suggests starting something, supposing support sans sarcasm.

    "Slacker!" someone screams, seeing Song's sentences.

    "Shush," she says, suddenly startled.

    "Sorry," someone supplies, supplicating so she senses sincerity.

    Standing steadily, Song sighs. "S'ok," she says, sure she should sit somewhere safer. Staring sullenly, Song shuffles slowly sideways.

    Stuttering, someone spits, "s-s-s-stop s-s-s-staring!"

    Song snickers spitefully, "s-s-s-stop s-s-s-stuttering".

    "S-s-s-slut."

    "Slag."

    "Sh-sh-shithead."

    "Stupi-"

    "Siblings!" shouts Sarah, Song's sister, "Stop!"

    Silence.

    "Sorry."
     
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    Jittery Judas justified jackpot
    Jeering Jesus
    Joyful justice: jactitation

    (a side note: this was tough and a lot of fun, I'll buy your book, sounds interesting.)
     
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    It's not my book (wish it was) but I got it from Amazon. The title is Complete Creative Writing Course by Chris Sykes. It's really good at getting you thinking and doing stuff you wouldn't normally do. This one I thought would be a good one to post because it really amazed me what I was able to do with words from just one letter. And looking at what you three have written here I can see it's not just me that can do amazing things with one letter :supergrin:

    Thanks everyone for sharing!
     
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    Thanks, I miss read your OP. I'll check it out right away.
     
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    After much thought and pondering and whatever else you do. I almost bought all three of his books, but I ended up buying these two:



    I might end up with the third as well. But I'm starting off with these two and going from there. He really seems good and I love his teaching style.
     
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    Now do it with X.
     
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    Carrie caressed coldly,
    Capacity challenged ceaselessly,
    Continually cracking.

    It was surprisingly challenging.

    Name checks out.
     
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    xanthochroic xenomorph's x-ray, x-factor xanthoma.




    Thats about as much as I can do for X, and I needed a dictionary even to get that haha.
     
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    Todd threw the tomahawk through the tree troubling the terrestial troopers telling terrible tales.

    Quite a good exercise I must say.
     
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    So it turns out my creativity levels are zero.
     
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    Maybe it's a bad day for you, maybe you picked a bad letter (s,t, r etc are the easiest). It could be that your creativity just hates to be limited to one letter. I don't think it's a good idea to assess your whole level of criteria based on one excersise. I'm sure you are better than you give yourself credit.
     
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    "'Xactly," xenomorph Xavier xeroxed, xenophobically.

    Xavier x-rayed xenomorphs xenophobically.

    :D
     
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    Lilly likes lilies,
    Lilies like Lilly.
    Lilly lies lively,
    Lumpy lillies
    lay lawfully.
     
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    We worried.
    We wordlessly worried,
    wandering without.

    We wondered
    why we withstand, weakly
    wandering without.

    Westward we wander,
    world without.

    We wish we weren't walkers,
    wry, wistful wanderers.
    World without,
    world within.
     
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    Andrew abseiled athletically after Auntie Alice. Astonishingly, an albatross ascended and attacked Andrew. Argh, avian agony all across Andrew's ass.

    Above Andrew, at Abseiling Apex, Auntie Amber asked, ‘Alright Andrew?’

    Andrew avoiding answering, accelerated and arrived at Abseiling Alighting Area.

    ‘An agonising accident,’ admitted Alice. ‘Abseiling ain’t amusing after all.’
     
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    Disclaimer: I used "to" and "of" a few times. oops.

    Someone startled Sam.
    Simultaneously, Sam sat so suddenly, so Sam slapped Suzie, so somebody screamed. Subsequently, Sarah, Susie's sister, saw Sam sitting, still smushing Suzie's side. So Sarah smacked Sam's southern space, severely.
    Surprised, Sam squealed, sprinted, seeking something soft, so to soothe such stinging sensations.
    Still, Sarah, sarcastically scolded Sad Sammy's suffering structure. Suddenly, Sam spit saliva so speedily, Sarah's strong swing slowed, stalling. Sam's stammering switched. Sam, still stranded, said, "Some seafood, Sarah?" (smiling) So Sam shot some salmonella-slathered shreds of school-soup, so Sara sucked such selFISH sickness. So, settled Sam such sudden sour session. Sarah stepped, sorrowfully. Suzie subsequently suggested Sam start seeing Sally. Sally smiled suspiciously... secretly standing somewhere shaded. (See Stores Spiritedly.
    See Season Six: School Sin Session.)

    Stop Scanning Such Stupidity :)

    The End!
     
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    X-rated X-ray,
    Xeroxed.........
    Xeroxed X-ray,
    X-rated..........
    Xeroxed X-rated X-ray

    It is fun!
     
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    I particularly loved this, because Lilly is my beautiful toddler's name. :love:
     
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