Day 21


Welcome to Day 21 of Hooked on Writing, your free online writing course. This online workbook will help you create a writing habit in 31 days.

Music, Poetry, Memory, Scene

Aim:

Use memories and music to add layers to a story.

How:

  1. Listen to a song that makes you feel sad.
  2. Pick out key phrases from the song and write them down.
  3. Write an ABC poem or free write. Every one of the 26 points follow the words: I remember.

I remember

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
D
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Example
I remember:
Always being alone
Battling to get up in the morning
etc.

  1. Write a scene using five of the memories evoked by the song and the ABC poem or free writing.

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Result:

You should be able to use some of these things or incidents in your own writing. Nobody lives in a vacuum.

At Night

Use your writing journal here. Write ‘At Night’ at the top of a clean page. Free write or expand on the exercise you’ve completed today. (If you want to buy the downloadable workbook, which includes space for these exercises, you can get it in our store for only $20.)

 

 

 

‘Life can’t ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer’s lover until death – fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant.’ – Edna Ferber, A Kind of Magic, 1963

Day 22