Saturday, May 02, 2009

Day Two of NaPiBoWriWee



Have you ever seen something happen in the grocery store or at the bank and thought, “Gee, that would make a good story!” If not, keep your eyes and your ears open this week, because now that you are in Picture Book Mode, you just might see more stories. It’s kind of like when you learn a new word, and suddenly it seems as though everyone is using that word. Be aware of story possibilities all around you.

To help you with opening yourself up to stories, take some pictures at the park. Make notes about overheard conversations while you ride the bus. (You do keep a pen and a notebook with you at all times, right?) One fun exercise we’ve heard of is to sit down at a cafe and use snippets of conversations from different tables and incorporate it all into the same story.

“But that’s eavesdropping!” you might say. And to that we say, “Why yes, indeed, it is.”

See if you can incorporate at least three of these words into today’s story:

Tangerine
Mammoth
Tingle
Snoop

Or use the above picture to start your story.

Or, hey, do both!

Or neither!

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