Prepared by: Rhéal Nadeau
Posted on: Sun, 1 Jul 2001
We have had some challenging exercises
lately, addressing various
aspects of writing.
This week, I want to open things up again
and have another
exercise, as an opportunity for us to review what we've been doing and
each decide what we'd like to work on.
So there will be no set exercise. You can
do (or redo) one of the
previous exercises, or a variant. (The previous exercises are archived
Or you can create your own exercise -
perhaps you want to work on
aspect of point of view, or characterization, or story plotting. Is
there some aspect of writing that's caused you problems, or which you
think would provide an opportunity?
Be creative, and have fun!
Rhéal Nadeau's wrap-up
Posted on: Sun, 8 Jul 2001
This is the second time we've had a
free-for all week, open to any
exercise (whether one uses a previous exercise, or creates one's own.)
As happened the last time, participation
tends to be a bit down
the free-for-all. On the other hand, many members took the opportunity
to go back to a previous exercise they'd missed. On the whole, I think
this provides the list with a bit of a breathing space - a chance to
catch up, to review what we've done or not done.
The submissions, of course, were very
diverse, and often very
Thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated.
It's my plan to have a free-for-all
exercise every three months, the
first week of each quarter. One thing to watch for in future will be to
make sure all submissions meet the exercise format: setting a specific
topic or aspect of writing, then submitting a suitable text.
Now, back to our regulary scheduled
program of exercises...
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