Everyone knows you need to warm up before sprinting, so let’s stretch our creativity with a few minutes of Random Word Improv.
Every Friday, my local country music station has a segment called “Fake Song Friday” during which visiting musicians are given several random words and a few minutes to come up with an impromptu song. The results are often amusing and always entertaining.
So, now it’s your turn.
- Pick a few words from the list of random words below (the more, the better)
- Write the first line(s) of a story incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
Here’s a list of random words from a randomly selected random word generator:
Pastoral someone bottle hometown
breathless nude passenger curfew
collarbone deadbeat werewolf beehive
daydream hammerhead wreckage plaid
raccoon alien dynamite applause
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Ah, you’re back. Kind of fun, right? Can’t wait to see what you have come up with.
Now that you’re all warmed up, time to start sprinting.
As a reminder, the goal is to flex your writing skills and to jump start your creativity. It’s all about getting words on the page, not getting the perfect words on the page, so pull out that pen/paper, computer, or whatever your writing implements of choice are, and Write.
- Set a time period (i.e., 15 minutes)
- When you’re done, note your progress in the comments (i.e., “15 minutes and 394 words”)
- Rinse and repeat
I’ll be sprinting after work. I hope to see some fun creative efforts and good word counts in the comments to motivate my own efforts.
Happy writing to all.