Everyone knows you need to warm up before sprinting, so let’s stretch our creativity with a few minutes of Alphabetical Improv.
The process is pretty simple. You write 26 sentences (one for each letter of the alphabet). The first sentence starts with “A”, the second “B”, and so-on. Your 26 sentences can be an entire short story, a scene, a poem, or whatever creative piece you want. You just need to use all 26 letters, in order, no repeats. Easy peasy, right?
I’ll post a sample in the comments.
So, now it’s your turn.
- Start with the letter “A”
- Write until you get to “Z” (or until you run out of time or interest)
- Post your results in the comments section.
*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 hope to see some fun creative efforts and good word counts in the comments to motivate my own efforts.
Happy writing to all.