Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Writing games 1

One way to continue to enjoy an activity is to keep it fun. Combining this belief with the knowledge that this is the season of friends and family gatherings, I've decided to present a series of writing games--one game per every Tuesday in December.

Today's game:  Words
Material:  pens and index cards (or small slips of paper)
Preparation:  Distribute a index cards and a pen to each player. Players write one word on each card--nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions. Consult to ensure there are no duplications.
Play:  Use these words to form sentences, paragraphs, scenes or short stories.
The first player places a word on the table. The next player adds another word and so on until all the words are used or the story is told.

Variation
Preparation:  Put the words in a big pile, face down in the centre of the table. Each player choose a set number of words (ten?) Players may trade words or return unusable words to the pile and draw replacements.
Play:  Working independently, each player forms a sentence using their collection of words.

If you play this game, please leave a comment regarding your experience.

2 comments:

Laurie Buchanan said...

Leanne - we played this game at a going away party for a girlfriend. At the end she had a beautiful, funny story of how she had touched each of us.

Author Leanne Dyck said...

What a wonderful way (reason) to play. Thank you for sharing this memory, Laurie.