Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – The Postprandial Edition

Here in the states, we’ve just finished Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to put away the fall decorations and bring out the red and green.  For some, the day after Thanksgiving is a chance to go out and counteract all that eating with a walk or hike in one of our many state parks that are offering free admission.  For others, it’s time for the traditional “Black Friday” rush where they head to the stores in hopes of scoring holiday gift bargains.  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.  With about 6 more days left before the end of NaNo (depending on when you read this post), my writing retreat will be focused on hitting my daily word count . . . right after I get those holiday lights up and possibly enjoy some leftovers.

When I do get ready to write, I think a little Random Word Improv will be just the thing to get me in the writing frame of mind.

Care to join me?

Whether you’re in a post-Thanksgiving food coma, staging your own stay-home-writing-retreat, or looking for an excuse for a little “me 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 Chestnut Praline Latte close at hand.  Feel free to indulge in with your own beverage of choice.


For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how we play:

  1. Pick as many words from the list as you want
  2. Write the first line(s) of a story (or a whole mini-story) incorporating your words
  3. 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.

goat                      gross                     buried               siren

viper                    elbow                   strange              lethal

warrior               accidental           guest                 alcohol

gimmick             careless               fashion             symbol

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.

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