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Exercise: Pure Bliss

These exercises were written by IWW members and administrators to provide structured practice opportunities for its members. You are welcome to use them for practice as well. Please mention that you found them at the Internet Writers Workshop (http://www.internetwritingwor kshop.org/).

Prepared by: Jenny L. Collins
Posted on: Sunday, May 6, 2007
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Exercise:  In 400 words or less, write a scene in which the main character
experiences complete satisfaction,
using senses to heighten the  experience.

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Simple pleasures can be found easily, but how often do we take the opportunity  to
 absorb them in daily life? Write a scene conveying a feeling of complete joy  to the
reader. Your character might be lolling around cat-lazy on a Sunday morning,
enjoying a refreshing beverage with co-workers after a difficult job has finally been
completed, or watching a youngest daughter walk down the aisle. Share the
character's pleasure with the readers, using senses to heighten the  experience.

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Exercise:  In 400 words or less, write a scene in which the main character
experiences complete satisfaction,
using senses to heighten the  experience.

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In your critiques, let the writer know whether you felt the character's emotion, and
why the scene did or did not work for you. Could you see, smell, taste and hear their
surroundings? And, as usual, pay attention to all the technical concerns that go into
good writing.


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