I’m guessing this is a great time to be a news reporter or journalist. Every day seems to bring a slew of new stories to follow and report on. The challenge is not finding a news topic, but rather deciding which of the many things happening during the course of the day to choose.
This past week, of course, the news was all about the storms battering the Atlantic. Now we’ve moved on to clean-up efforts and our tumultuous political environment. I’ve been so distracted by the evening news I didn’t even notice that football season had started!
After bingeing on the news for the last week-and-a-half after my news-free vacation in Scotland, I’m ready for to dial things back a bit. Now that I’ve finished today’s New York Times crossword and caught up on the day’s headlines, it’s time to turn off the news and focus on something else. I’m thinking a little Random Word Improv will be just the thing to get me into a more creative frame of mind.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re keeping tabs on the Cassini Spacecraft as it gets ready to take its final plunge, enjoying some time with a fellow writer, working on your latest story, or just looking for a distraction, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page.
Today’s random words were all selected from the headlines from today’s New York Times, but the theme is up to you. There will be bonus points for including an “accordion” though.
dreamer crooked scramble agenda
deadline signal crisis blame
priority authentic hike sleep
shock giant married attraction
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.
Okay. Are you ready? Let’s sprint!
*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.