Three years ago i bought a book in Tampa which is meant to be a great for creative like minds and for the past three years I have made it my New Years Resolution to complete it. The book is called 642 Things To Write About by The San Francisco Writers Grotto. I never got round to writing many of them so what’s a better way then getting through them then writing a few as an article each week! Enjoy!
409. Watch a group of people do exactly the same thing. Describe each individual in a sentence or two, using a different verb in each sentence.
There is so much focus and stress as everyone forces themselves on the train in rush hour to get a seat. So many serious faces and death stares by headphones.
410. Suddenly, you can hear everyone’s thoughts and you are shocked by what they think of you. Write their thoughts.
‘ geeeez what is she wearing?!’
‘She’s so cool’
‘I can see why she is single’
‘Haha she is funny’
‘Oh my god she isn’t that funny’
‘Who is that person?’
411. Begin a story describing only two hands. Use the physical characteristics of the hands as well as any relevant activity or movement to reveal who the hands belong to.
Tap tap tap goes the left forefinger impatient, waiting, needing. The right hand intersects the left and scratches an itch that is in the palm. The right hand moves away and the left hand readjusts itself against the cold mental surface.
Typical eye, being itchy the left finger loses concentration again to scratch the eye. Pay attention eye!! I may have the skills but you have to work. Great, the itch is now making the face refocus – GET IT TOGETHER!
The problem with being such a talented shooting finger means you can be let down by the rest of the body.
That is why I am the best sniper in this gangster world although the rest get the praise not me.