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Writing Prompt for October 4, 2008

Just My Style (2)

This exercise encourages you to consider your use of language in creative writing and both its limitations and opportunities.

  • Try to write one sentence (either descriptive or describing an action) more than three hundred words in length (without using conjunctions).

  • Now try to write a scene of similar length using sentences that are no longer than six words each.

  • 1.) How did your use of language change as you shifted between these modes of writing?

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