MONDAY CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE because it’s a good way to start the week: POETRY
This exercise comes from the poet Julia Darling who felt that often we write too literally, too logically or self-consciously, when some of our best work comes from imaginative leaps of faith.
Write a poem that gives the instructions for something you can’t do .
Here are some examples:
How To Fly How To Speak To Lions How To Start A Revolution How To Make A Wedding Dress How To Build a Space Ship
The only rule is that you don’t know how to do the thing, so if you are a dressmaker forget the wedding dress. If none of these appeal choose something emotional like How To Speak To The Dead or How To Fall in Love.