Words Dance Writing Prompts : 7½ Minutes Worth of Writing with Lynda Barry


First write ten nouns on ten little pieces of paper.

Number a page from one to ten.

Relax your whole body from top to bottom and say the alphabet to yourself or something else you have memorized and think back to early days in your life.

Turn over one of the pieces of paper and that’s your word.

Write down the first ten memories that come to you from that word.

Read the list over.

Circle one that seems vivid or has trouble in it and write it on a clean sheet of paper like it was a title to a story and then draw a big X on the page.

Then start the video.


(Found on Lynda’s Tumblr)