Sarah's writing prompts

Monday, September 24, 2007

Poetry grab-bag

Yesterday I held a writing workshop for students at my house. We talked about using concrete objects as central metaphors, or as launching points, for poetry. I read aloud a long poem with an extended metaphor, in which the word tongue appeared in every stanza. Then the fun began. I pulled out a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Writing exercise: sex change

Many people have trouble writing realistically for the opposite gender. Imagine you are a man or a woman, girl or a guy, and describe the thoughts and/or actions of this person. Your character can be playing a sport, talking on a cell phone, trying on clothes in their room, flipping through... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Obama and Hillary. . .

I found this picture so funny, I couldn't resist adding a caption: Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

In which I go mad and make my own bad grammar cats (lol). . 

Sarah working at home all day on a freelance project, seeing no one, reading articles meant for smart people and listening to lots and lots of music makes for sheer madness: Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

I found the funniest video ever, exposing the proclivity of all. . .

white girls to flash gang signs while partying. Let's hear it for "White Chicks and Gang Signs." You know you've flashed them. Don't even perpetrate! Check out my new favorite song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKTDRqQtPO8 Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 23, 2007

I know. Finding a funny pic of a kitty. . .

on the web doesn't constitute actual sweaty, click-earning blog-work. But this one is so funny, I can't resist. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

To a friend who's dressing frumpily:

"That outfit is so be-numbing on you!" Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Online romance

If you plan on giving me a lifetime of devotion, I second that emoticon. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Bring out Radicchio

When I first learned there was a kind of lettuce called radicchio, a little more than a decade ago, I was delighted by the word. It struck my non-Italian-speaking ear as sounding like the Italian word for ridiculous. Long a lover of the ridiculous, of absurdist what-if scenarios and the invention of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Put your affairs in order. You're about to die of cuteness.

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