Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A New Writing Prompt

Today I am taking the writing prompt from the first line of a famous book...George Orwell's 1984. Whether you have read this book or not is not important to this prompt. Take the first line and write your own following lines. What will you come up with?

This is the line: "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

This is the first prompt I have given you in awhile. My experiment is not going so well at the moment. I think my brain is being fried in this summertime heat in my mobile home. But here is the prompt for you to work on. I can't think of anything right now except if I saw the clocks striking thirteen, I think I might want to go back to bed and hopefully wake back up in the real world again.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Creatively Wordle

Wordle? Yep, that's right. You can find it at http://wordle.net and it is a lot of fun. Just take any grouping of text, a URL, or other option listed on the site, and you can watch as it creates amazing word art from your words. In just seconds, even! Give it a try. Below is one of the creations it made from this blog. You can check all my other blogs to see what it did with each of them.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Creativity On Break

If you have spent any time recently on my other blogs you may have read about the death of my son-in-law a little over a month ago...in fact, the day after my last post. I have found it very difficult to come back to blogging, and especially to being creative. In fact, tonight as I was looking at some other blogs, and decided to check this one out, I remembered the first post here about the empty glass. Of course, that was off the top of my head...and was about a young boy and his mother. But how freaky is that? Just a few days later, just over a week, my son-in-law dies. After spending most of three weeks with my daughter and grandson so she wouldn't have to be alone during that difficult time, I can't help thinking, what kinds of things is she coming across that is bringing up those kinds of thoughts and memories? On the surface she is showing her strong side. Yesterday, just a comment from a child, another of my grandchildren, brought out the pain all over again.
Creativity is going to be on break for a little while longer, I think...