Writing Exercise!

Hi Everyone!

Okay, it’s been awhile since I posted much, well, anywhere. And today we woke to a tornado warning at 6:30am and all ran to the closet to take shelter.  (All is well.) What can I say, these are extraordinary times.

Anyway, I’m stuck at home, like all of you, so I decided to try a writing exercise. This is one I used to do with my creative writing students at UNC, back in the day. (It’s from a great book called WHAT IF, by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter.) First off: you can totally see my bra strap like, the entire time. Whoops! Also we had to stop the video on one attempt and start over completely when I blanked on spelling “prodigy.” (But look! I just did it, right there!) But this exercise is easy and fun and I’ve done it with everyone from kindergarteners to senior citizens. And telling someone else’s story is often a lot more fun than thinking about your own. Take it from me.

Sending love to everyone. Stay safe, check on your friends. Try and be kind. We’ll get through this.

xo

Sarah