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IWW Practice-W Exercise Archives
Exercise: Dream On


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.internetwritingworkshop.org/).

Prepared by Kathy Highcove
Posted on: May 15, 2016

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In 400 words or less, tell us a story about a person who is finally
living out his or her dream. Show your readers how life has changed
for the dreamer.

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Most of us have heard this old adage: Be careful what you wish for,
lest it come true. This saying implies that when a special goal is
achieved, unforeseen consequences will follow. One might wonder why
this old piece of folklore strongly hints at a downside to living the
dream.

Does this prompt bring a story to mind? If so, tell us what might
ensue after someone has reached a high pinnacle of success.

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In 400 words or less, tell us a story about a person who is finally
living out his or her dream. Show your readers how life has changed
for the dreamer.

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In your critique, decide if you found the scene believable. Did the
plot flow smoothly to a fitting finale? Would you read further?
Please don't rush your evaluation. Gift the author with a careful
review of their syntax and imagery.


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