Writing Prompts for the Week: 11/18/14


 N+7 is a method developed by the OuLiPo experimental writing group as a means of generating text. Take a source text (a poem, a text message, an email, a Facebook post, something you or someone else has written already) and, using a dictionary, replace all of the nouns (N) with the seventh noun (+7) listed after the original noun in the dictionary.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also replace all of the verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and so on.





 Take a dictionary and pick out 10 random words. Write a 10-line poem, each line containing one of the 10 random words.




Work on something that you’ve been working on already. This is your chance to write and shine!



Red Couch Writers is a chance for you to practice your writing in a comfortable, stress-free environment. We provide tea, cookies, and writing prompts. You bring a desire to write, either on one of our prompts or for a project of your own. After the tea and writing we facilitate a general discussion – no specific feedback/criticism here, just a chance to talk about writing and process in a relaxed atmosphere free of judgment. Drop in on Tuesdays from noon to 1pm in UW2-124 to get your write on!

Look for more writing prompts provided by Travis Sharp, the Red Couch Writers facilitator, in the coming weeks!


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