Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Three Word Story

One fairly well known collaborative writing exercise is the Three Word Story, where each contributor adds three (and only three) words to the current story. This can be very useful for the writing process, as it will make you more aware of the impact of one's choice of words on the rest of the story.

After all, a well chosen set of three words can change the course of an entire story. Maybe even history.

Rules:
1)You may not submit sentences twice in a row, as that detracts from the spontaneity of the story.
2)Before posting, read Everything that has come before.
3)The story does not necessarily have to be consistent, but sentences must flow logically.

Hints:
-Play around with your choice of words before you submit and see how much you can convey with three words.
Ask yourself the following:
-What would advance the story?
-How can I use what has come before?
-Is there room for flexibility
-Have previous contributors hinted at upcoming plot developments?
(Admittedly, some of these only apply once a few entries have been submitted)

The Opening sentence is:
Intelligent Kittens Believe…

20 comments:

El Hermo said...

in the almighty...

Marc said...

disappointment that is

Anonymous said...

postmodern non-intellectual discourse

Anthea said...

"Stop fiddling everything!"

Anonymous said...

said the kitten

anthea said...

to the modernist.

Anonymous said...

With a resounding

Anonymous said...

"Booya", the kitten

Camilla said...

gave the anonymous

Warren said...

porcupine a backrub

Dave! said...

so vigorous that

Anonymous said...

the quills pierced

Anonymous said...

time itself. Before

Anonymous said...

Lord Galatos shone

Anonymous said...

his light of

Camilla said...

doom, we asked

Anonymous said...

for one last

Tsherenalo said...

post-modern non-intellectual word

Anonymous said...

that best describes

Camilla said...

a monster of