Saturday, September 1, 2012
We Didn't Start the Fire Writing Prompts
I love this song by Billy Joel. It is a long list of people and things that show our country's history and culture over the span of quite a few years.
For today's creative writing prompts, here are choices. But first, enjoy the video.
1. For Poetry:
Try making a new verse for this song using a list of things from the last year. Make it rhyme.
OR put a verse together that is simply things from your own life.
For example, if it were me, some images that are in my surroundings that I might use are:
The 7 Dwarfs on the coffee table
bubble gum machine on my desk
the dead squirrel in my son's pool
Lemon Queen Sunflowers
So, first just make the list. Then shape it and play with it to make it rhyme. It's just a fun exercise, and as always, I would love to read whatever you come up with, so please comment.
2. For everything: Pick one of the images from the video and use the subject in a story, essay or poem.