Friday, June 5, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise June 5, 2015

Daily Exercise Genre: Narrative thread.

About today's writing prompt genre: Take the following story aspect and work it into a piece, whether poetry or prose, whether you explore what led up to this place in the story, it begins with the thread, or the thread is merely a tiny aspect of the story that has crystallized around the original image. However you choose to write it, use the following as a jumping off point.



Today's thread is...


It began as a board game but ended in a high speed chase.


What happened in the interim is where the story lies. Of course there's the small details: who's involved, what board game, what's the weather like, what was the impetus, who is chasing who, (is it actually a police chase?) and sometimes those small specific details are what makes the narrative all the more interesting and believable. Then there's always the question, does the narrative thread sentence appear in the piece, or just work as a guideline for what happens? Have fun with this one, even consider using little-known or made-up board games with Calvinball-like rules if you want something a little wackier.

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