If you follow American baseball, you know that this has been a very exciting week. On Wednesday, the season ending pennant race culminated in a nail-biting, extra-inning, winner-takes-all game 7 that earned the Chicago Cubs their first World Series title in 108 years.
That’s right, 108 years.
Suddenly the handful of years I’ve spent working away to get a story down on paper that is ready for public consumption seems like a mere drop in the bucket. It’s a good reminder that, although this month is a NaNo sprint, the journey to publication is a marathon that requires patience and persistence; though hopefully not 108 years of patience.
Anyway, now that the post-game celebrations have died down, it’s time get back to writing. What better way to start than with a little Random Word Improv.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re nursing a sports-induced hangover, crushing your daily NaNo targets, or working away on your latest story, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. I’ll be doing my pre-NaNo sprinting from the local coffee shop, fueled by a Latte and a pastry chaser. Feel free to sprint along with me, wherever your location and choice of writing fuel.
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 (or a whole mini-story) incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
All right, let’s get started. Here are today’s randomly selected words – can’t wait to see what stories you find hidden in the list.
compete practice patience race
exciting winner goal achieve
fight together opponent plan
cheer support strategy team
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.