This week has just flown by, and not just because it started off with a holiday. Wednesday I was in an all-day meeting. Not something I typically look forward to, but this was different. It was in our company’s “Innovation Center” and it included some interesting discussions with some really bright people that I rarely get a chance to interact with. Of course it also included participation in a video-taped skit (ugh!), but overall the day was great and just the change-of-pace that I needed to jump start my brain.
Seems like the perfect time for a little Random Word Improv, right?
Care to join me?
Whether you’re learning something new, heads-down in a story, or staring off into space, a few minutes of improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. Labor Day left some summer warmth behind, so I’ll be doing my writing out on the back deck after work, if I manage to get home before dark, that is. Feel free to search out your own comfortable writing spot and play along with today’s words.
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. Today’s words may be random, but I’m sure you can find a story hiding somewhere amongst them.
sex power elephants money
fame tie travel cappuccino
briefcase action sneakers flying
rainbow banana mesmerize diamond
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.
For those of you who aren’t in the improv mood, or whose writing muse is still MIA, feel free to share something that you think would be a good “bucket-list” item. It’s for research, honest! I have a character with a list and I’m looking for some interesting things to add to it.