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Monday, August 10, 2009

Playtime! Good News - Bad News

No matter how young or old we are, word play should never end. I do the same writing exercises with aspiring authors that I do with 1st grade children. It's true!
Creative talking is the starting point for creative writing.

Life experiences ignite ideas. We've all had a good news experience that had a consequence. A great way to write a story is just by reaching back into our memory. If you've been writing with me for awhile, braindrop!

Think of this as another list. We'll call it our Good News Bad News list. I'll go first:

The good news is that I killed a horsefly that was biting the heck out of Tango yesterday.
The bad news is that I got blood all over my hand and new riding shirt.

Your turn! Let's play! Get creative and have fun! I know all you animal lovers out there will have tons of ideas. Bring them on!!!

19 comments:

Jan Mader said...

The good news is.....

The bad news is......

Get creative! Have fun!!

DJan said...

The good news is that I have a lot of new online friends.

The bad news is that I don't have much time left in the day any more, and these games are usually left behind in the dust!

Jan Mader said...

The good news is that you dropped by anyway!! That's just fine. Creative thinking works too.
I know how creative you are!

I'm happy to hear from you even if you don't always have time to play!

Hmmmm....What could the bad news part be? There must be something....

I've got it!

The good news is you dropped by anyway.
The bad news is...I can't think of any bad news!

2cats said...

The good news is that the kitten that lives outside my house is adorable and lively and frisky.

The bad news is that my indoor cats have begun a boycott. They don't want it brought into the family.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

1. The good news is that I accidently found a Christmas present for me.
The bad news is that mom took it away and hid it from me until Christmas

2. The good news is that the weather cooled down for a day!
The bad news is that the weekend will get hot again.

3. The good news is I found a dollar bill in my moms purse.
The bad news is that I could not keep it!

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

The good news is that I have a job.

The bad news is that I hate the job.

Jan Mader said...

The good news is I love them all...

The bad news is I can't pick which one I like the most!

Glad it's not a contest!

ANULAL said...
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ANULAL said...

Great experience. This will be a nice community for the budding writers. In my writing career, I too have gone through such problems or rather dilemmas, and still going through them. This will surely be a great experience for me too.

chicamom85 said...

The good news is I don't need surgery for my back.
The bad news is, today I had to have injections in my back.
The good news is I feel a little better.
The bad news is now I might not have an excuse not to do housework or look for a job.

The good news is we are getting a new kitchen floor.
The bad news is Sasha almost bit the guy who is working on it.

chicamom85 said...

The good news is I love doing these fun things on Jans blog.
The bad news is I am afraid if I am ever lucky enough to meet Jan that Sasha will bite her.

Jenni said...

The good news is...I have these wonderful exercises to look forward to.
The bad news is...I can't brain today, I have the dumb.

The good news is...I burnt brain cells creatively.
The bad news is...I borrowed this saying from a FB application(Photos-I-Love).

♥ Maya ♥ said...

hi Jan, i am in high school (year nine...so i'm 14) and I am so glad you liked my poem :)

and now I want to join in the game so...

The good news is I went to the lolly shop after school today
The bad news is I missed the bus because I was too busy buying lollies

The good news is I found my diary
The bad news is that someone (little brother) read it before returning it

Haha, i love these games!

Karen said...

Hi, Jan,

Your blog is so much fun! I don't know how good I will be at the activities, but I'll give it a try.

The good news is I'm working on a quilt.
The bad news is I ran out of thread.

Have a great day!
Karen

Anne, Sailor, Jib, and Zoe said...

The good news is that my son-in-law will not need knee surgery.
The bad news is that he has Lyme disease!
The good news is that antibiotics will keep it at bay.
(And that's a good-bad-good wrap)

seawaif2 said...

The good news is that I thought today was Thursday and it was really Wednesday! (I am off work Wednesdays and Thursdays)

The bad news is that now I am worried I am coming down with Alzheimer's.

Jan Mader said...

The good news is that you made me laugh.

The bad news is you might have Alzheimer's and I might have it too!

The good news is that there are antibiotics
The bad news is that Anne's son-in-law has Lymes...YIKES!

ocmist said...

The good news is… I got all the horehound burrs brushed out of Sadie
The bad news is... Somebody opened the door and she’s full of them again!

The good news is we finally got the new waterline pipe in
The bad news is the fittings aren’t fitting and so we still don’t have water!

The good news is I see Maya made it over here to join the fun!
The bad news is, I haven't had time to write anything for her wonderful Writing Room Blog recently.

RIZZI said...

THE GOOD NEWS IS I STARTED A FAMILY QUILT IN 1976.

THE BAD NEWS IS I NEVER FINISHED IT.

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