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IWW Practice-W Exercise Archives
Exercise: A Pleasure to Behold


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: September 18, 2016

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In 400 words or less, describe a favorite painting, photo, or tactile
art form on display in your home. Describe this object, and tell us
why you value it. Is it a poignant reminder of a key event or an
important time in your life? Was it once owned by a beloved relative?
Does it remind you of a favorite vacation?

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As the years go by, most people change the decor of their home. Many
household items – such as furniture, appliances, electronics, and
carpets -- wear out and are eventually replaced. But some things are
never replaced, and stay on display, year after year. Decade after
decade. And there’s usually an interesting family story connected to
the object.

If you own such a special item, tell us its story.
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In 400 words or less, describe a favorite painting, photo, or tactile
art form on display in your home. Describe this object, and tell us
why you value it. Is it a poignant reminder of a key event or an
important time in your life? Was it once owned by a beloved relative?
Does it remind you of a favorite vacation?

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In your critique, let the writer know if you were able to visualize
the decorative object, and if you understood why it had special status
in his/her home. As always, consider all aspects of the writing.


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