Pick 5 and Synthesize (Part 2)

Pick 5 of the following words and synthesize them into a piece of your writing:

  • divergent
  • amity
  • pseudovision
  • extremities
  • abnegation
  • transcribe
  • apparitions
  • prototype
  • plod
  • cultivating a narcotic
  • contingency
  • incrementally
  • unfathomable
  • threshold
  • gumbo
  • dauntless
  • perpetual
  • candour
  • idyllic
  • perfunctory
  • polyurethane
  • bureaucrats
  • ontologically
  • erudite
  • intuitive
  • ventilator
  • roundabouts
  • decompensating
  • reverberated
  • skeletons
  • ghosts
  • invisible
  • primal
  • vigilant
  • tenuous
  • gourmet
  • pungent
  • hyperthyroidism
  • catastrophic

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Pick 5 and Synthesize (Part 1)

Pick 5 of the following words and synthesize them into a piece of your writing:

  • psychological
  • scorn
  • elitism
  • promenade
  • demeanour
  • crystalline
  • bickering
  • furrow
  • gilded
  • a rococo motif
  • absently
  • deprived
  • orrery
  • turnover
  • endowed
  • haunches
  • evanescent
  • wiry
  • claustrophobic
  • disembodied
  • matronly
  • oblation
  • hackles
  • bedraggled
  • frump
  • decisively
  • vehemently
  • tote
  • tentatively
  • resentfully

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Lost Letter Encounter

You stumble upon a random letter on th’ path. You read it. It affects ye deeply, and ye wish it could be returned t’ th’ person t’ which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.

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Turning Point

Write about an event that in some way raised yer awareness o’ some aspect o’ life. What were bein’ this event? How did it change ye, with a chest full of booty? Explain.

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A Room with a View (or Just a View)

We’re all drawn t’ certain places. If ye had th’ power t’ get somewhere — anywhere — where would ye go right now? Aarrr! For yer twist, focus on buildin’ a settin’ description.

If ye could zoom through space in th’ speed o’ light, what place would ye go t’ right now?

A place belongs forever t’ whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.

— Joan Didion

Today, choose a place t’ which ye’d like t’ be transported if ye could — and tell us th’ backstory. Ahoy, avast! How does this specific location affect ye, avast? Is it somewhere ye’ve been, lurin’ ye with th’ power o’ nostalgia, or a place ye’re achin’ t’ explore fer th’ first time?

from Writin’ 101: A Room with a View (or Just a View) by Ben Huberman

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Write a Descriptive Paragraph

Think about a family member who has had an impact on your life. What memories stand out in your mind? Jot down words or phrases that describe the person. Consider character traits and physical appearance, as well as memories you have of the person. Write a descriptive paragraph using these details. Will your readers be able to picture the person your describe? Use concrete nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs to create your description.

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