By Britney Pieta
Get ready to get out your old fashioned dictionary! This exercise involves picking out words at random—whether you know them or not— and creating a paragraph from the words you have selected.
1. Using the letters of your last name and first name, pick one word that starts with each letter of both of your names from that letter’s section in the dictionary. It can be any word and it may be fun to close your eyes and see where your finger lands.
2. Next, compose a short paragraph describing your perfect or ideal day as a writing prompt. Write the vocab words in descending order as how your full name is spelled.
Here is my example:
B R I T N E Y P I E T A
For my perfect day I would be benevolent to others, rescuing all the lost kittens, and infecting others with my warm tingly hugs. Then I would pick some wildflowers and embellish my house with lots of yellow daffodils and pink lilies. After I would get on my hands and knees in the sunlight and pray for world peace, while asking God to intervene for those who are suffering. Next I would use my empathic skills and touch others hearts by writing letters or sending heartfelt emails. Lastly I would gaze up at the sky and be in awe at how wonderfully good this day turned out.