Writing Prompts for the Week: 11/18/14

WRITING PROMPT #1

 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.

 

-OR-

 

 WRITING PROMPT #2

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

 

 -OR-

 

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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