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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lists, Lists, and More Lists!

That's what we're going to be doing! We are going to create lists of words that we can use for any kind of writing at all. Our lists will be filled with words for special purposes. They can be used to build characters. They can be used for creativity. They can be used to paint pictures that draw readers into our writing.

Most of us don't write stories to get them published. Most of us write stories to entertain our readers!

Our lists will be on file for our own personal use. We can copy them or come back here to use them anytime we want. Some very insightful and creative people leave comments here. If you're reading this, you know what I'm talking about!

So, here's our activity:

Help me build a list of city words.

These words can be anything that you think of that would create a setting that would depict a city.

I'll for first.

1. bus

32 comments:

Jan Mader said...

Help me build a list of city words.

Jan Mader said...

picket fence

Jan Mader said...

homeless people under bridges

SANDY said...

Homeless people under bridges, a sad but true situation in cities. Many cities across the country.

In my city, there are far too many homeless living under bridges in the cold with no roof over their head. I try to help the homeless in my city by knitting and crocheting hats, mittens, and scarves to help ward off the cold. There are other wonderful people who help me with this problem. Please pop over, read about it, see what you can do to help. Do you knit? Do you crochet? Do you know someone who knits or crochets? Do you have yarn you liked to donate that you don't use? Do you have a blog? If so you could help by posting about the homeless living under the bridge, you could post a link, and or the group badge.

I like to dream about white picket fences and people being happy; but in reality in many of our cities are homeless cold people in need.



Sandy

Sandy said...

Thanks Jan for the segway into the homeless. I tried to leave a link, but it didn't work. Might be your settings; but people could just click on the badge which is here on Jan's page for The Bridge Project.

Hugs
Sandy

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

Busy sidewalks
Monsterous tall buildings

DJan said...

Skyscrapers
Window displays
Crosswalks

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Parks
Fountains
Parking meters
Street lights

2cats said...

Smelly
Loud
Crowded
Exciting
Variable

Jan Mader said...

fire hydrants
police
stop signs
traffic lights

RIZZI said...

HI JAN,

MAN HOLE COVERS
SUBWAYS
TAXIE CABS
MAN SELLING PRETZELS & PEANUTS
POLICE STATIONS
TROLLY CARS
FACTORIES
HIGH RISE APARTMENTS
HAVE A NICE WEEK, RIZZI

AL said...

Uncovered manholes!
People texting while walking!
Smoker belchers
Traffic police that causes traffic jams LOL
Megamall!
Destructing giant billboards!

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

shoppers carry packages
everybody is hurrying

SANDY said...

Cold
hungry
scared
wet
homeless
bridge
trees
lonely
survival (not the TV show, but the real deal)
noise
shadows
emptiness
uncertainty
making do

Suzanne Jones said...

shops
crowds
workers
busy

Jan Mader said...

schools
libraries
court houses
parks filled with joggers
people walking dogs
grocery stores
grocery carts
parking lots
parking garages
hospitals
pharmacy
dairy queens
antique shops
McDonalds

2cats said...

Sports Stadiums
Book stores
Facialist
Grime
Grim
Coffee shops
Diesel fumes
Hospitals

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

Pet Smarts
Doggie Day Care Centers
Doggie Obedience Centers

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

gravel roads
construction workers
skate boarders
people on bikes
bands playing music
smells
old people
young people
sad people
happy dogs
sirens
ambulances
Coffee shops on every corner
movie houses

Carolyn said...

university
students
litter
car parks
big stores
exhaust fumes
buses

Dr Jenn said...

hot-dogs
construction
bridge tolls
brownstones
Christmas
Catholic churches (cathedral style)
winter coats
black umbrellas
shinny bright colored rain coats
boots
parking meters
cobblestone roads
street lights (old style)
playing in fire hydrants in the summer
street hockey
coney island
snow build up
car alarms
pigeons

Dr Jenn said...

scaffolding

Dr Jenn said...

posters
Broadway
Rockettes
hookers
vampires
real pizza
Italian women
wind

Dr Jenn said...

ally cats
alleys
overflowing garbage cans
dumpsters
wet streets

Jan Mader said...

curbs
road construction
orange barrels
speed zones
cameras on traffic lights

Carolyn said...

(Jan I've no idea why I'm in your Google followers list twice??)

Arcade
train station
men at work
holes in ground
chewing gum everywhere!
cranes

2cats said...

Music
Dancing
Movies
Art
Plays

Dr Jenn said...

shoes
graffiti

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

leaves blowing in the streets
bright lights
painted windows
puppets in the window at Christmas
bell ringers
stairs
elevators
trams
sky trains that run on cables
locked businesses
flowers for sale
craft shows on sidewalks

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

magazine racks
news paper stands
flags
lost people

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

Lonesome pennys laying on the side walk, waiting for someone to pick them up!
Raindrops
Tow trucks
Delivery trucks
pop corn on the sidewalks
benches
sounds of whistles

ocmist said...

Traffic jams
Smog
Urine smelling stairwells
Sirens
Muggings

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