Another week has come to a close and what better way to wrap things up than with a little random creative writing. If you are one of the many participants knee-deep in week 2 of NaNo, this can be the perfect opportunity to take a little break from your story and recharge your creativity.
I’ve been staying on track with my NaNo word count so far (knock wood) and I am hoping to keep my winning streak alive. What better way to kick off a writing session (and increase your word count) than with some creative writing.
Since we’ve been having such success with it these last few weeks, how about another round of Random Word Improv. (Check the posts here, here, and here if you want to see some of the previous efforts) Last week’s words inspired some great responses, so I thought it might be fun to add a twist to things this week and build off some of the previous entries.
So this time around, here’s how we’re going to play:
- Pick three words from the list of random words below (more if you’re feeling creative)
- Write the first line(s) of a story incorporating your words or
- Pick one of the entries below and add the next lines to it (incorporating your words)
- Post your results in the comments section.
Here’s today’s list of random words from a randomly selected random word generator:
contestant fracture smuggler bikini
auction door sissy homeland
abstinence apology gutless implant
villain corporation stiff accident
hopscotch playtime antelope innocent
Here are the two entries you can work with (courtesy of two frequent commenters on the blog):
Entry #1, by Penny:
Dismembered by a helicopter and becoming a crimson doormat for your own employees, wow. I don’t think that’s how Timothy James Bartleby, the third, planned to celebrate his new e-SMART building and multi-billion government contract.
Entry #2, by Scott
“What kind of twisted, perverted creep sneaks down into the cryo-hibernation crypts and molests one of the patients?” shouted Caitlyn. Steven flinched. It had been his job to keep his eyes on the security screen, and instead he’d been daydreaming about his upcoming week on the virtual beach, courtesy of the ship’s new holodeck. He suspected that instead he would be humping canisters of alphazyne across the shuttle bay as punishment, and that the only rays he’d be catching would be cosmic.
Okay. Are you ready? Go!
*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. I hope to see some creative efforts in the comments to motivate my own efforts.
Happy writing to all.