Write the letters A-Z down the left-hand side of your page. Write the name of something that begins with each letter. Consider your 26 words one at a time. Use each one to make some kind of comparison to something else. Comparisons are based on qualities. You can build a comparison by beginning with a quality--size, texture, specific gravity, durability, shape, color, … [Read more...] about Quality Comparisons
Got a fire in your belly? Burning questions? Burning desire? What's burned up and gone? Who's going to get burned? Are ashes left behind when you burn calories or bridges? What is a fire, exactly? Write a page with at least one fire in it. Illustrate your work if you like. Give it a title. Sign it and write the date on it, too. More thoughts on this topic. … [Read more...] about What’s Burning?
A wheel of cheese? A wagon wheel? Wheeling and dealing? Write a page full of ideas about wheels. Consider your experiences with wheeled vehicles. Is a turbine a type of wheel? How about a fan or a hurricane? Let your imagination spin. Write about the wheels that roll in. Illustrate your work if you like. Give it a title. Sign it and put the date on it, … [Read more...] about Got Wheels?
Situate yourself someplace comfortable, then tilt your head back a little bit and look up. Keep looking up and move your gaze from left to right. Notice as many things as you can. Write about that experience. Maybe you'll write a list. You could write about something that surprised you, whether it was what you saw, or what it felt like physically to take in the world from … [Read more...] about Look Up!
When you think you understand something, there's always some part of it you don't get. When you think you don't understand something, there's always some part of it you do get. Write a page that shows how your mind can be full of understanding and not understanding all at the same time. Write sentences that have this form: I understand _____, but I don't understand … [Read more...] about Understand