To round out our week, one last book:
The Write Brain Workbook: 366 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing by Bonnie Neubauer
Unlike A Pocket Muse, which has essays and help mixed in, The Write Brain Workbook is straight-up exercises all the way through. 366 of them, so you don’t even have the Leap Year excuse. The book page has space so you could write right on the page, and another question at the bottom that prompts you to “Take the Next Step”: how could you carry this exercise into your ongoing writing?
My Condiments to the Chef!
mayonnaise mustard soy sauce pickle relish ketchup hot peppers
Use all of these words in a piece that starts:
His taste in women was . . .
Take the next step:
To make Russian dressing, you mix ketchup, mayo, and relish. List three pieces of unfinished writing you can combine to come up with one new completed work. Try it!
(See the actual page layout here)
One place to purchase is the Book Depository—they have free shipping.
What’s the Week of Prompts about?