Good afternoon, Thrillers!
Welcome to Quills and Thrills: Creative Writing for the Google Generation! Not sure what Quills and Thrills is? Find out here!
Figurative Language Throw Down Challenge
Prime your mind for creative thinking every week with the Figurative Language Throw Down Challenge! Check out the rules for the weekly challenge before playing.
Thanks to @SSMindSchool for this week’s challenge!
Five Minute Burn
Your first writing prompt will require pre-writing using a nifty method I like to call a “five-minute burn.” Here’s how it works: I’ll set a timer for five minutes. As soon as I say go, you will start writing without stopping until the five minutes are up. If you run out of things to write about, simply write “IDK IDK IDK” over and over again until something comes to you. The trick is to keep your pencil moving. Don’t worry about erasing errors or scratching out mistakes. Just ignore them and KEEP WRITING!
Ready for your prompt? Here it is: How would you define writing and why is it important to you?
If you’re following along at home, use the video below to keep track of your time.
Time is up! How did you do? Take a moment to reread your burn. If you come across a phrase or word that you really like, underline it.
Now, we’re going to revise our burn to be a publishable piece of writing. Here’s your new prompt: Use imagery and figurative language to define the importance of writing in your life.
Before you start revising your burn, check out two tricks of the writing trade below to help you jazz up your writing a bit.