Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Station of the Word for September

There are times in all of our lives that we wish we had a super power.  Here's your chance:

Decide on an offbeat super-power (flying is a pretty common power and you are far more creative than that).

Set your timer for TEN minutes.

Write a prose or verse piece that utilizes the superpower you have chosen.

This might be an essay about what you would do, a piece of fiction in which a character has the power, or a poem about the power.

When you are finished, post your piece in comments below or send it to me (bill@billmoser.net) and I'll post it here.

By the way, I create these writing exercises every month and I never see any response.  Please post them so I know I'm not wasting my time.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Station of the Word for August

This is supposedly vacation month, but people seem to be really busy finishing up odds and ends at work so they can leave, packing for a vacation, getting ready for school to start - or leave for school - and time is a premium.

Because we are so rushed, we often speak in shorthand.

This month, create a shorthand acronym, a shorthand abbreviation suitable for twitter, or a shorthand family  definition.

Examples: of an acronym - SONAR (SOund NavigationAnd Ranging)
 . . . of an abbreviation - LOL -Laughing Out Loud
. . . of family shorthand - pulling a Brenda

Now it's your turn. 

When you have one figured out - one you might consider using in your writing, prose or verse - please post it under commentsbelow.