Here in the states, we’ve just finished Thanksgiving, which means the countdown to Christmas has officially started. Some folks will be spending their Friday in the stores, searching for holiday gift bargains, but not me. I’m giving to charities this season, in lieu of exchanging gifts, so until Monday, my days are free and clear.
That means it’s the perfect time for a little stay-home-writing-retreat. The NaNo word goal is pretty far in the distance, but this weekend should get me substantially closer; as long as I don’t get distracted by football or hockey or . . . .oh look, squirrel!. Fingers crossed on that.
Anyway, now that the day of family, friends, food, and football is over and done, it’s time for a little Random Word Improv to get in the writing frame of mind.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re in a post-Thanksgiving food coma, making plans for holiday shopping, or looking forward to some uninterrupted writing time, 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 writing after doing a little holiday decorating, possibly with a mug of spiced cider close at hand. Feel free to get started without me, with your beverage of choice.
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 random words – can’t wait to see what stories you find hidden in the list.
awkward magic snow bargain
horseback box happy commotion
amazing morning beauty family
squirrel paint fortune truth
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.