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IWW Practice-W Exercise Archives
Exercise: Ticket to Ride

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: Rick Bylina
Posted on: Sunday, December 24, 2017



Exercise: In 400 words or less, create a scene in which a character
embarks on a journey. Your piece might be a character sketch, a flash
piece, memoir, poem, or a start on something longer.

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While formulating your scene, consider: How does your character view
the upcoming trip? Does a pressing problem or an unsettling mystery
need the attention of the traveler? Perhaps an acquaintance awaits
the protagonists arrival. Will there be a joyful reunion or an
unpleasant confrontation?

Be creative and imaginative. Enjoy the exercise.

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Exercise: In 400 words or less, create a scene in which a character
embarks on a journey. Your piece might be a character sketch, a flash
piece, memoir, poem, or a start on something longer.

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In your critique, consider the writer's creative approach to the
implications of the journey. Is the plot treatment fresh, unique,
interesting? What do you like about the story? What works or doesn't
interest you? Cite examples. Could the drama be explored further?
Could the author improve the piece? How?


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