Sabbatical Adventures begin . . .

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Writing Exercise

One's writing craft should be exercised much the same as one's body -- Both are health giving exercises.

If there is nothing else to write,  I write 'little stones'.  What are 'little stones'?

Little Stones keep my writing skills succinct and honed.  Writing them challenge me to not have extra words getting one thought down in just a few words.  Not really a poem nor prose, just a micro thought on one point or thing.

Here is one that I have previously written, which, by-the-way, is indicative of the tone of my new book.

          Living in crowded conditions brings a need for 
          order and restrictions--on you and me. 
          Rather than forfeit independence, 
          I'd druther have space.

Note:  You can read further about it here.  Small stones were originally published in my other blog.  (There is a tab at the top of the home page marked: Small Stones.)


  1. I've never heard about "small stones" before, but I like the idea behind it :)
    As with every craft practice makes perfect, I guess!

  2. I love writing exercises! I have a writing minor and these short prompts were always my favorites. I still remember my answer to a one-sentence story assignment: "Godzilla crossed the ocean and had Chinese for dinner." Apparently, I was in a morbid mood that day.

  3. I really like this idea! I think I've been doing it sometimes without even knowing there was a name for it. I frequently jot down a couple sentence thought that never really goes anywhere, but strikes me as meaningful at the time.