The “What if” Game

How to overcome writer’s block? Here is an exercise to get you warmed up and writing.

  1. Imagine “What if?” For example, what if your sister developed the ability to fly? Would you be jealous or proud? How would you explain her to friends? Or what if all the dogs of the world rebelled against their masters on the same day? Write a list of “what ifs.” Be inventive, have fun, and there is no limit to your imagination for this.
  2. Once you have the list, choose one and write for ten minutes exploring a scene in which this event came true. When completed, revise to a second draft, strengthen word choice, imagery, and thematic elements.

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