The Sandbox Writing Challenge – Loosening Up Exercises #1

Remember when I said I would eventually go back and do Calen’s The Sandbox Writing Challenges 1-23? Well, I am going to begin them now by starting with this first loosening up exercise from Roberta Allen’s book The Playful Way to Knowing Yourself which consists of Four Lists:

If you were asked to choose seven words to describe yourself, what would they be?

  1. quirky
  2. nerdy
  3. geeky
  4. solemn
  5. unique
  6. curious
  7. otherworldly

If you were asked to choose seven objects that have meaning for you, what objects would you choose?

  1. a citrine crystal
  2. an Orson Scott Card science fiction book
  3. a black cherry candle
  4. an autumn leaf
  5. a seashell
  6. a raven’s feather
  7. a beaded bracelet

If you were asked to choose seven colors that have meaning for you, what colors would you choose?

  1. Black
  2. Burgundy
  3. Royal Purple
  4. Indigo
  5. Crimson
  6. Copper
  7. Forest Green

If you were asked to choose seven places that have meaning for you, what places would you choose?

  1. The Outer Banks NC
  2. Maine
  3. Front porch
  4. Blue Ridge Mountains
  5. Roanoke VA
  6. Asheville NC
  7. Anywhere my laptop is

 

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6 thoughts on “The Sandbox Writing Challenge – Loosening Up Exercises #1

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    • *laughs* my favorite is Speaker for the Dead, but I love all of the Ender’s Game books, I also love the Memory of Earth books and have just gotten into the First Formica War books. I have everything he’s written.. even the religious ones that are loosely based on the LDS Church. Isaac Asimov, Kim Stanley Robinson, and OSC are my favorite scifi writers. I would be content to just own their books and read them over and over again.

      • It really is a work of genius. I enjoyed Speaker for the Dead because it went into greater details of the relationship between Ender and his siblings. It also showed a much more mature Ender.

      • I haven’t read it, though I have it. I’m finding it so hard to read and blog at the same time. I”m trying to get through “Letters to a Young Poet” by Ranier Maria Rilke and “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. I think it’s so weird I’m struggling with it. I’ve always been a voracious reader…

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