January 08, 2004

Warming Up!

My Support Buddy, Angela, assigned me to do the Weekly Writing Excerise that was posted on Momwriters yesterday. Since there's been a lot of chatting this week about "Showing vs. Telling," we were given four prompts and told to choose one to free-write on, using the showing vs. telling technique.

I am so pumped!! I was nervous about doing the exercise and sending it in, because I never do. But now that I completed it, I feel my creative juices flowing!! It really woke up my creative side this morning. So now I'm excited and can't wait to get started on my own writing today. Thanks, Sage, for the prompt, and thanks, Angela for "making" me do it!

A terrific example of "Showing vs. Telling" is Shirley Jump's new book, The Bachelor's Dare. This book is filled with showing. I'm reading it for the second time. The first time was for fun. This time, I'm re-reading it and taking notes. There's so much to learn about writing, and I think the best way is to see how other's do it.

Well, it's time for a coffee refill. Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow!