Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Five Minute Exercise - Bathtub Scene

Friday Five Minute Exercise - Bathtub Scene

1. Set your clocks/timers for Five (5) Minutes.

2. Write about creating a scene where the character is taking a bath. "From "The Pocket Muse" by Monica Wood, she says, "In 'Making Shapely Fiction', the witty and wonderful Jerome Stern cautions against writing the 'bathtub story'. A bathtub story opens with the protagonist taking a bath (or occupying a similar confined space). During this bath, the protagonist things of, ruminates upon, wonders about, and analyzes the past, present, and future but he never gets out of the bathtub.". Try to write a bathtub scene that contradicts all of the above. Make your scene riveting, exciting, and action oriented.

3. Ready?

4. Go.

5. Finished? Review and be amazed.

I hope you had fun. Come back next Friday for a new writing prompt.

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