So recently I have decided to develop and complete writing exercises as part of my journey for creative progress. The idea came to me when I was reading a novel earlier this week and the author came up with just an incredible way to describe the simplest object, and so naturally I said to myself, “How did he come up with that?” This question lead to the first writing excerise of the blog that I completed today, and will share with you below. Before I get into that, I just want to give a quick reminder about the purpose of Project 366. Project 366 is about writing everyday, taking photos once a week, and adapting one of the pieces of writing into a short film every other week. Why? To improve as a writer and photographer, and analyze how these improvements affect the progression of filmmaking. I hope these writing exercises will accelerate my skills as a writer, and as a resut affect me as a filmmaker.
The first Writing exercise requires you to take a single object and find 25 words to describe it( I will do variations of this in the future and increase the nummber of words, forcing you to get even more creative).
Object: An old used book from an antique store.
1. Old (haha give me a break. it’s just word 1) 2. withered 3. heavy 4. wise 5. poetic 6. blue 7. faded 8. unappreciated 9. lost 10. forgotten 11. french 12. foreign ( another country) 13. foreign ( another time) 14. hypnotic 15. mysterious 16. antiquated 17. legato 18. minimal 19. frayed 20. worn 21. ignored 22. abandoned 23. drowned 24. nostalgic 25. formidable
I would love to see what you guys come up with! In the comment box tell us your item and the 25 words you described it with.
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