What's My Line?
Lay out a line of words, at least one sentence long. Trade that line with another student and follow the line given you to write a story.
Throw Away Words
Write a personal essay or short story. When done, delete the first two paragraphs and begin again. Has your story changed? Are your insights different now?
Write an Analogy
Dillard uses many analogies in Chapter 1 alone. Write your own analogy for having writer's block.
Draw a Workplace
Draw a perfect workplace for a writer, using the book as a guide.
Draw Your Scenery
Draw the scenery outside the window where you work the most. Include the window frame in the drawing. Decide whether hanging this on top of your window covering would help you concentrate better.
Write A Poem
Write a poem to describe all the distractions you devise to keep you from your work...
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