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This exercise will help you explore the way in which the writer imposes a narative framework.

Write down two distinctly different locations such as a ski slope and a tropical island.

Write down three random occupations.

List 4 household objects.

Write down three abstract nouns (love, anger, elation, terror, etc); these will be the moods you hope to convey.

Write down in two or three words at most, a particular kind of accident. This will be the motor that sets the whole thing running. Without this trigger, all you have is a list of lists.


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