Saturday, January 1, 2011

January's Station of the Word

Open your dictionary at random to five different pages and choose three words from each page. 

At the top of your paper, write the three words from each page in a column.  You'll end up with five columns.

If you write prose, choose at least one word from each column and create a narrative of at least 100 words.  

If you write poetry, choose one word from each column and create a poem of at least 12 lines.

When you have finished, please post your work under comments below.

Prescriptive New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year!

It's time to write some resolutions, and I have some suggestions:

1.  I resolve to attend CWC this summer - either at Goddard or Port Townsend.

2.  I resolve to write every day for at least half an hour.  If I can't think of anything, I'll write anyway and keep my behind in that chair for the whole time without procrastinating by sharpening pencils, vacuuming, getting a drink, having a snack, listening to the radio, watching the birds outside my window or - fill in your favorite procrastination activity here.

3.  I resolve to check this site for the monthly Stations of the Word, and do them.

4.  When I write, I resolve to submit my work to the appropriate venue and keep good track of my submissions.

5.  I will get three hours of exercise every week, just to keep my mind and body sharp.

Good luck!