Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Writing Prompt -- Another Round with Sound

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Well. . . we all know what today is and I'm going to ignore it!

Today I'm sending you on a little research mission and here's the link: Read it, think about it, then write.

Our sound prompt today is to write using voices. It doesn't have to be a poem, it might be a dialogue between two people. It might be a gathering of folk at a family table on a holiday. But be sure that each person has a unique voice, that no matter when any of these people pop up in a story, a reader would know instantly who it was by the way they sound. Think about the sound of voices--some people are loud, boisterous talkers; there are low talkers, high-pitched voices, deep voices, mellow voices, shrill voices, breathless whisperers, the woebegone. And, of course, do have fun imagining more voices and trying them on. Imagine what the people look like and how they dress, and then let them speak.

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