Prepared by: Rhéal Nadeau
Posted on: October 18, 2003
Reposted on: December 21, 2003
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It's time to open up the list to the
exercise of your choice again!
This week, you choose what exercise you
want to do. You can redo an
you've done previously, do one you've missed, or create your own - a
work on some aspect of writing you'd like to improve. (You can see all
previous exercises at
Since the free-for-all allows us to create
our own exercises or to
existing one, people often allow themselves a larger word count than
original exercise required. This is perfectly legitimate. However, for
having problems sticking to the proposed word count, I would suggest
even harder than usual to do so, to use fewer words than you usually
(Conversely, anyone not having problems keeping under the word count
the opposite, and use that limit as a minimum rather than as a maximum.
other words, if you tend to be voluble, try being terse, and vice
The choice is yours - but remember, the
idea is still to do a
targeting some specific aspect of writing. So you must let us know what
exercise you're trying to do - by pointing to an existing exercise in
archives, or by describing the exercise you came up with on your own.
an existing exercise, but with some change (in word count, for
example), let us
know what the change is.
When critiquing, pay attention to how well
the submission meets the
the stated exercise.
I look forward to seeing the submissions
Web site created by
Rhéal Nadeau and
the administrators of the Internet Writing Workshop.
Modified by Gayle Surrette.