5 Dec, 2011

Writing Exercise: Color List – Gray

December 5th, 2011|Tags: , |

 Driving towards downtown Chicago recently It seems like all the color is gone now outside, and days like the one in my photo here are more prevalent. Thus, the [...]

4 Nov, 2011

Writing Exercise: Color List – Brown

November 4th, 2011|Tags: , |

Another month has begun, so it's time for another color list. The color for November will be brown as it seems a month rich with so many earthly things. For [...]

3 Oct, 2011

Writing Exercise: Color List – Orange

October 3rd, 2011|Tags: , , |

What would fall be without pumpkins? So October's color is orange. For the uninitiated, the idea here is to come up with ways to evoke orange without mentioning the color itself [...]

6 Sep, 2011

Writing Exercise: Color List – Red

September 6th, 2011|Tags: , |

September is the month of lushness - all the fruits and vegetables are ripe and deep in color. So this month's color is the most forceful of colors: red. For [...]

3 Aug, 2011

Writing Exercise: Color List – Yellow

August 3rd, 2011|Tags: , |

The sun is still high up in the sky so the color for this month of August is the color of the sun - yellow. For the uninitiated, the idea [...]

5 Jul, 2011

Writing Exercise: Color List – Blue

July 5th, 2011|Tags: , |

Red, white and  ____. You guessed it: In honor of Independence Day, the color of this month’s color list is blue. For the uninitiated, the idea here is to come [...]

21 Jun, 2011

Writing Exercise: Smells of Summer

June 21st, 2011|Tags: , , |

Today is the first day of summer, so I was thinking of all the smells that mean summer to me. Smell is purportedly the sense that brings back memories the fastest, [...]

15 Jun, 2011

Writing Exercise: Hot Verbs

June 15th, 2011|Tags: , |

It is raining and thundering again in Chicago this morning, and more wetness and cool temperatures are forecasted for the rest of the day, so I'm feeling rather un-summery and [...]

14 Jun, 2011

Six Words on Dad

June 14th, 2011|Tags: , |

Dad's love: "Checked your oil lately?" (As posted by DrumHeart23 on SMITH Magazine) The quote above is my favorite six word memoir contribution so far on SMITH Magazine's dad project. [...]

6 Jun, 2011

Writing Exercise: Practice Dialogue – The Singing Cab Driver

June 6th, 2011|Tags: |

One advantage we nonfiction writers have over fiction writers is that we have a plethora of voices at our disposal if we manage to capture those voices of the people [...]

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