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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday's Writing Exercise: Buzz Word

It's Sunday, again! Here's this week's writing exercise:

Think about what you are most striving to learn, do, complete, or accomplish, at this time of your life. It can be a life-long goal or a simple daily task. What one word or short phrase best describes this important part of your life? This word or phrase becomes your “Buzz Word.”

Write the “buzz word” on a piece of paper. Next, write one sentence beginning with each letter in your "buzz word". For instance, if you were to write, “Learn to Cook”, you would have a total of eleven sentences. The first one might be “Learning to prepare better meals for my family is really important to me.” The second one might be, “Every day I struggle with what to make for dinner.” The third could be, “An important aspect of this is the sense of accomplishment I get when I can put a meal in front of my kids that they’ll actually eat.”

The fourth sentence would start with R, the fifth with N and the sixth with T… and so on.

One thing I’ve found in attempting this exercise is that in putting a restraint on the words I can use, I’m more aware of what I want to convey. Maybe it’s just that I have to think more about how to construct the sentence in a way that works, or maybe my mind is actually more able to let the other thoughts come through when I’m not focused on them so directly.

Entries can be made by submitting your writing in a comment to this post. I'll delete the comments and put them all up together in another post on Tuesday.

I hope you can have some fun with it!


  1. Hi Shen!

    I'm in :) but I'll need to sleep on it tonight & submit my attempt tomorrow...I need to consider my 'buzz word' as right now, I'm drawing a complete blank! Maybe that says something about the state of my mind at this time of my life...blank! ;)

    I hope your weekend is going well (mine is nearly over...I'll be off to bed shortly) and that you've had some fun 'test' driving your new Jeep!

  2. that seems really challenging! I just completed my a-z challenge, this one would be really good to try.

  3. Desiree, Submit when you can... always glad to hear from you. JBT - what is an a-z challenge? Did you post it?

    Middle Child, I have your entry - thank you!

  4. I haven't written for any of these exercises before. I am going to do this, but I may not have the time...I am really going to try.

  5. Desiree: I have your submission... and I'm still smiling. :-)

    Clueless, I look forward to reading yours.

  6. Thank you Dawn and Gail - I have your submissions :-)

  7. No CC, it isn't too late at all. I'm having a bad day and I have been isolating all day, hiding, not eating, not taking my meds... It's been a long time since I've beenlike this. I am just overwhelmed with so much going on and more coming up. I will post the submissions tomorrow.

    Sorry everyone

  8. You are allowed to have your bad day...we all get them...but please take your meds, Shen ;)


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