Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise April 28, 2015

Daily Exercise Genre: The How-To.

Today we'll work with the good old 'how-to' genre. Write a 'list poem' (or a regular poem) or a piece of prose that explains various ways or steps in how-to do something.




Today's how-to is...

How to conserve water.


With California facing one of its worst droughts in recorded history, this seemed an apt How To subject. Whether you find a way to incorporate actual conservation techniques or you get a little absurd (capture your own tears and sweat, sleep under a conical plastic form to reclaim lost moisture) or you look at places like the Atacama desert (or a desert island) and discuss finding water to avoid dehydration like their Fog Catchers. Maybe the conserving of water is merely the vessel to tell a larger narrative. However you approach it, have fun.

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