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I was asked in writers’ workshop today, led by Harryiet Mullen, to fill out a writer’s inventory. One of the questions was
How do you participate and contribute to your community as a writer?
Grant writing? Intimidating, right? Not according to these samples. This is something do-able.
It’s week four for our graduating capstone.
From July 13 through 19, this post includes writing stimuli and optional writing prompts. It’s designed for writers to complete within minutes. There are photographs and video. Choose a stimulus and play the video, or engage a photo for one minute (click on photo to enlarge). The intent is to engage your creative mind.
Each stimulus is followed by four incomplete sentence beginnings and endings. You writing does not have to pertain to your chosen stimulus but some prompts do include a possible connection. Write for at least one minute but no more than five. Either free write to your liking, or embrace constraint by using the beginning and ending prompts. In constraint, combine any beginning with any ending. These can be a single sentence or multiple paragraphs. Feel free to massage and combine prompts to the liking of your radical self!
My neighbors are speaking in Korean, and Cantonese, and Hindi, and English and motorcycle, and honking cabs, as Lexington Avenue sidewalks sigh under the pining humidity. And then there was the salt shaker.
These questions. Questions in line with Bhanu Kapil’s method of asking people about their lives which really, really crossed borders. Please click on the link to answer the vertical interrogations. You will be amazed by your creativity, humor, and tenderness. [click on the reply number in the gray circle to add your response]. Have fun. Write something today.
One is my MFA. Presently struggling to keep up with thesis production and the class’ creative writing project. Here’s my pushing up against something with weight / reflecting my breathing in and out / without
If you’re looking for generative prompts and writing tips to twist open the spigot for your summer writing projects and/or ambitions, please check out https://heronsandplenum.wordpress.com/
Plenum captures the spirit, energy, and creative urgency flowing through a diverse community of writers–the OSU-Cascades MFA Class of 2015. For seven days of seven weeks, the Plenum Capstone invites the World to join us in creating and experiencing the art of the written word through an innovative e-publishing exploration of the writing and the creative process. The project’s ephemeral nature distinguishes it from the aspirations of growth and longevity associated with more traditional digital media. The Plenum Capstone also echoes the broader MFA experience–brief, intense, and transient, yet providing experiences we will carry through the rest of our lives.