Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – I Could do this Blindfolded!

blindfolded-yogaIt has been a crazy week with a business trip, a conference, some presentations, and a moderated panel discussion.  All that adulting in public has left me worn out.  I think that calls for an immediate dose of Friday Writing Sprints.

Care to join me?

Whether you wrote a lot, a little, or nothing at all this week, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page.  Feel free to include a glass of wine or your favorite adult beverage for a little extra enjoyment.  I’ll be adding mimosa, for the vitamin C of course.

As requested by Michaline in last week’s comments, blindfold is making a return appearance in today’s list, along with 15 other random words.

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Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – The Saga Continues!

stopwatch graphicAnother Friday and it’s my favorite kind – a Friday off work. Yay! I’m sure that will give me plenty of time to make some great progress on the manuscript. Right?

I think some Random Word Improv is just the way to kick off the day. Thanks to those who tried their hand at last week’s random words. My own intentions were good, but I missed on the implementation. I have high-hopes for today’s words.

I’m just off a high-intensity week of day-job so I’m not sure if there is a pattern to today’s words or not. If there is, I’m sure someone will find it. We have a Bonus Word again this week and if your improv builds on a previously started story (yours or someone else’s) you’ll get virtual bonus points.

Today’s bonus word is: Continue reading

Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Now with Random Rules!

stopwatch graphicMade it through another week? Congratulations! That calls for a Friday Writing Sprints style celebration.

With the holiday season in full swing (how and whatever you choose to celebrate), and the weather taking a definite turn for the dark and stormy (at least it is here), some Random Word Improv is a sure way to flex our creativity and recharge a little.

If you want to get in the improv mood, check out some of our previous efforts here, here, and here. This week our random words have a distinct dark and wintery theme to them, despite my best efforts to pull together a “lighter” list. Continue reading

Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Let the Randomness Begin!

stopwatch graphicIf you took Jilly’s advice on Sunday to switch off you probably aren’t seeing this, but if you’re here, another week has come to a close and it’s time for Friday Writing Sprints.

For those of you NaNo warriors who survived the month of November with your will to write intact – yay! For the rest of us, how about a round of Random Word Improv to flex our creativity and recharge from the hustle and bustle of December?

If you want to get in the improv mood, check out some of our previous efforts here, here, and here. This week our random words have a distinct wintery theme to them, though that doesn’t need to rule out the tales of destruction and mayhem that previous lists have triggered.

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

Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Ready, Set, NaNo!

stopwatch graphicIn just a few, short days it will be November. For those planning to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) that means it’s time to commit to putting words on the page, every day, for 30 days at least.

What better way to kick off the NaNo season than with some Writing Sprints.   Think of it as a dress-rehearsal for your daily writing practice.

Before we all head off to our individual writing projects, let’s stretch our creativity with a few minutes of one of my favorites: Random Word Improv.  You may remember we did this a few weeks ago with some very amusing results (check the post out here).

As a reminder, here’s how to play: Continue reading

Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints, now with Random Words!

stopwatch graphicAnother week is coming to a close. Time to wrap things up with some Writing Sprints.

Everyone knows you need to warm up before sprinting, so let’s stretch our creativity with a few minutes of Random Word Improv.

Every Friday, my local country music station has a segment called “Fake Song Friday” during which visiting musicians are given several random words and a few minutes to come up with an impromptu song. The results are often amusing and always entertaining.

So, now it’s your turn. Continue reading