Grab a book, make some “found” writing, and share it with me…
My writing group, THE INKY PATH, led by Jena Schwartz and Cigdem Kobu, engages in a unique and fun writing exercise every Friday, from leaving handwritten notes for ourselves and others to yesterday’s prompt to make “found” writing.
What is “found” writing, you ask. According to Jena and Cigdem, it’s simple:
1. Pick a book off a shelf with your eyes closed.
2. Open to page 45, and write down the last word (or three) from each line.
3. Leave it as is, or use it to spin into something new.
4. Feel free to add punctuation, skip a line, write the words as poetry or prose — anything goes.
For my “found” writing, I picked Jhumpa Lahiri’s THE NAMESAKE off my bookshelf, turned to page 45, and started collecting last words and phrases. I discussed my final piece with Jena and noted how interesting it was that page…
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