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9/4/10 9:15 A

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Matilda was her best friend, in fact her only friend, at this most important time of her life. But Matilda could be a downer, what with her non-stop whining and complaining about the very person she was hoping would call.

(I tried to get your opening paragraph to copy above my lines but couldn't get it to work. It would make more sense to have the whole thing grow as we post I think)

Edited by: ZESTYLADY at: 9/4/2010 (09:17)
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8/22/10 2:16 P

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She sat in her room in front of the mirror and thought, "Disgusting." She even whispered it under her breath. A single tear began to gain momentum as it rolled down her round rosey cheeks. The phone rang causing her body to jerk. She lept to her feet, dove across the bed, and put the phone to her head so fast she hit herself in the head with the receiver. "Hello?" she said quickly.
"Hello."
"Oh, it is only you," she mutters as she rolls over preparing to get comfortable for what is sure to be a lengthy conversation.

Now, someone add to this story, OK? Whatever you want. Who is she talking to on the phone? What are they going to talk about? Who was she hoping would be on the phone? What is disgusting to her? She was looking in the mirror; is it her body or was it her clothes or her a thought she was having? Come on people we are writers...let's write...use your imagination and add to my beginning. Let's go...Let's have fun with it. Don't be shy.
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8/22/10 1:32 P

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I know what you are speaking of. It has happened to many times. I am in the process of rewrite and the whole idea of the story has changed. emoticon

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8/22/10 1:06 P

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ROBINFAITH ... this is an exercise on see just how many ideas and changes occur in a story line. For instance, I have an entire idea that came up from what I wrote but when you add your part of the story (and those who follow) I will be surprised at the direction changes that come from each person's contribution. You can't mess it up. You just read what I started, see your own direction but the tricky part is that you only add a Paragraph or idea or sentence. This way you are limited and don't really get to go the full distance with your idea. Then the next person comes in and gets an idea and the story goes in their direction. It is interesting to see what happens to the story. It can also get frustrating if you get a really great idea.

These are also exercises used to get the creative juices flowing. With each twist and turn more story lines may come to your mind and the mind of others.

Have you ever done writing prompts in school for journals? This kind of the same thing only we are all working on the same story.

On a writing prompt a teacher would put a writing prompt on the board and each individual would finish the prompt in their own way and the teacher would have started 30 different stories. In this idea I have a prompt and we all build on the one prompt to build one story.

Give it a try...it is fun to see in what direction the next person will take your part after you.

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Did I explain that well? Do you understand?

Edited by: BIGMELITTLEME at: 8/22/2010 (13:08)
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8/22/10 12:55 A

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I don't know if I can do this.
lol. It could however turn out to be quite interesting and amusing.
Amusing because we all write differently. Is that okay, I mean the way it is supposed to be? I have never done this even in a class. Sorry to be a pain. I just don't want to mess it up

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8/21/10 8:18 P

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Come on now people...we are the team "Writers and Poets" so let's get busy and write a story. I will begin the story and each person that enters this thread is supposed to add to the story ONE PARAGRAPH or SENTENCE. You may have done this in writing classes or in high school English classes. Here we go...

She sat in her room in front of the mirror and thought, "Disgusting." She even whispered it under her breath. A single tear began to gain momentum as it rolled down her round rosey cheeks. The phone rang causing her body to jerk. She lept to her feet, dove across the bed, and put the phone to her head so fast she hit herself in the head with the receiver. "Hello?" she said quickly.
"Hello."
"Oh, it is only you," she mutters as she rolls over preparing to get comfortable for what is sure to be a lengthy conversation.

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