Have you ever read The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald? I hadn’t heard of it until recently, but just finished it and found it to be a a delightful break from our current world-gone crazy. I love this quote from MacDonald: “I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.”
I think my reading is about to enter a Fairy Tale phase. But first, it’s time for some Random Word Improv.
Care to join me?
Whether you met your writing goals this week, spent your time immersed in imaginary lands, or just took some time to relax and recharge, a few minutes of improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. I’ll be giving it a shot in a suitably atmospheric shady overgrown spot by the river at the bottom of the garden path. Feel free to search out your own inspirational location and put your imagination to work.
For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how we play:
- Pick as many words from the list as you want
- Write the first line(s) of a story incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
All right, let’s get started. As you might have guessed from the title of this post, we have a theme today, inspired by my recent reading, though you are free to ignore it. Here are our specially selected random words. Can’t wait to see what you do with them.
Fairy escape disbelief green
Spell goblin enchant happily
Magic wander forest butterfly
Path staff stream cavern
Okay. Are you ready? Go!
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Back already? Can’t wait to read what you’ve come up with.
Happy writing to all.