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Author: David E Lecount
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Publisher: Heinemann; 1 edition (January 8, 2004)
Pages: 128

Dream Writing Assignments: 600+ Prompts for Creative Writing by David E Lecount



Creative questions elicit creative responses. Creative questions elicit creative responses. That's what English teacher David LeCount demonstrates in this collection of quirky, provocative writing prompts designed to release students from standardized writing assignments. More than 600 prompts serve as multidisciplinary opportunities for students to write creatively. Dream Writing Assignments can be used in two ways: a Creative questions elicit creative responses. That's what English teacher David LeCount demonstrates in this collection of quirky, provocative writing prompts designed to release students.

Author: Lecount, David . Lecount; Publication Date:2004-01-08. ISBN-13:9780867095579. Number of Pages:128 Pages. Dream Writing Assignments" can be used in two ways: as a practical, flexible, and handy resource for teachers who are looking for creative topics to assign, and as a stimulating student text.

365 Creative Writing Prompts. If you want to become a better writer, the best thing you can do is practice writing every single day. Writing prompts are useful because we know sometimes it can be hard to think of what to write about! To help you brainstorm, we put together this list of 365 creative writing prompts to give you something to write about daily  . Now write a poem that sums up the entire story in 10 lines. 83. Magic: Imagine you have a touch of magic, and can make impossible things happen.

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Today’s creative writing prompts deal with creating imagery in writing. Each prompt consists of an item, which functions as the inspiration for a larger image. You’ll need to paint in the final strokes so the image and its emotional implications become clear. As you work through these creative writing prompts, try asking questions about the prompt you’ve chosen and the image it evokes. Where is it? Who put it there?

Razzle Dazzle Writing shows you how to teach narrative and informational writing through mastery of 50 key, target writing skills. 4. Make Writing Visual & Vivid, David Lee Finkle. It’s all about the pictures. When student writers rely primarily on vague statements, adjectives, and adverbs, their writing doesn’t score well on tests, and worse, sounds generic, voiceless, and dull. Creating vivid pictures is the key to good writing

Creative writing is not just about providing information but it also involves the art of writing with powerful emotions, engaging ideas, and deep thoughts. Writing in this style entails feelings and free-thinking and it involves personal style. Writing creatively is very much about the writer and how she chooses to express herself while effectively conveying her creative ideas and stories to her readers. To write creatively requires plenty of imagination, dedication, and practice. Creative Writing Prompts. How will people travel in the future? Are you more like your mom or your dad? How would you describe love? Write a story about a princess and a magical bicycle. Write a story about someone who overcomes a fear. Have you ever had a scary dream and laughed about it later? Write a poem about fall.

These 50 creative writing prompts for writing POV, characters, story beginnings and endings will help you improve at each element of writing a novel. Creative writing prompts provide a useful way to jog inspiration and get into an inventive frame of mind. Try these creative writing exercises focused on individual elements of storytelling: Point of view, tense, dialogue, character and more. When you’re finished, join Now Novel for step-by-step prompts that will help you brainstorm your book: Creative writing prompts for: Mastering POV. 1. A character is moving to another city.

Creative questions elicit creative responses. That's what English teacher David LeCount demonstrates in this collection of quirky, provocative writing prompts designed to release students from standardized writing assignments. More than 600 prompts serve as multidisciplinary opportunities for students to write creatively.

Dream Writing Assignments can be used in two ways: as a practical, flexible, and handy resource for teachers who are looking for creative topics to assign, and as a stimulating student text. The prompts encourage students to research, reflect, and explore; engage in wordplay; and experience writing as a form of discovery and delight. Think of the results if you should invite your students to answer the following questions: How are violence and intelligence related? What is your idea of the perfect experience of beauty or happiness? If greed is an addiction, how can it be cured? More than a list of topics, Dream Writing Assignments includes student writing samples, plus principles and examples of masterpieces of Asian literature woven throughout the prompts. Haiku is a favorite of American teachers, and LeCount uses his expertise in this short verse form to offer some examples for the curious to try their hand or refresh their thinking.

Use the prompts so students can discover their own voices. Shake them from their daily, routine minds and awaken them to a world where their imaginations can roam.

Reviews: 3
Dusar
In preparation for facilitating a creative writing class I bought some books of writing prompts, this book among them. Here is an example of one of the prompts: "What daily actvities are planned in the home for brain-different pollywogs?" Here's another, from the same page: "Can a person with Attention Deficit Disorder ever become an explosives expert? A diamond cutter? What medications might make it possible?"

Oh, come on now!

Just to deconstruct the second one, I don't think these kinds of prompts about people who experience Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are useful. We all fail to pay attention much more often than we realize. Assuming that it would take a medication to make it possible for someone who experiences ADD to work in those professions is not an assumption I am willing to make, and is consistent with the medicalization of everything. (Ever seen the drug ad on TV that asserts that feeling well may be a symptom that something hidden is wrong?)

And who the hell cares about brain-different pollywogs? Certainly not the people in the class I am going to be with. They want to write about things that really move people. They want to find a way into the hearts of their readers, not talk about things like "if you were a pearl who would your parents be?"

And finally- prompt 529: "Why do men wear socks and ladies wear nylons?" Geez, Mr. Count, haven't you ever seen a woman wear socks? We often do, especially with gym shoes.

My vote: I wish I hadn't ordered this book because it proved to be pretty much useless to me.
Gandree
What you see is not always what you get. David E LaCount peels back societal layers like a crisp white onion. He has the ability to see what is not visible and to hear that which does not produce sound. These prompts, like his non-standardized quests, help reluctant writers to find their unseen but ever present voice. Even the casual reader will be able to detect the influence of Oatman and Dee. Love it, love it, love it!!!
Zonama
I first stumbled upon Dream Writing Assignments: 600+ Prompts for Creative Writing when I picked up a worn copy belonging to my friend, a teacher. What I thought would be an ordinary collection of writing prompts turned out to be a fascinating, original assortment of ideas unlike any I had seen before. Many were just plain fun ("If a retriever goes skunk-chasing, why is it a no-win scenario?" and "List five reasons why pigeons are attracted to statues for use as bathrooms" are good examples), but the ones that captured my interest were thought-provoking and meaningful, like "If you were a man forced to spend the night in a shelter for abused women, what would your night be like? What would your emotions be?" and "What kind of power is fame? Does it involve comfort and security? If not, why do people want it?" I don't often find prompts that make me pause and wonder, and I have to say it's a welcome change. In addition, many of the ideas invite the reader to delve deeper and research a topic more thoroughly: "Why did the Pony Express come to an end?". For this one and others, the Internet would be helpful and might even inspire other related ideas. Needless to say, these prompts are above and beyond the typical mind-numbing offerings commonly found elsewhere; rather, they inspire creativity, emotion, and originality. I only wish I had been offered the chance to answer this when I was in school: "Write a sonnet that could have been written by a theoretical physicist that includes the words quark, meson, and string theory." Who wouldn't have a great time with that one?

However, I found the best and perhaps the most original feature of this collection to be the guidelines for Asian poetry interwoven with the other prompts. LeCount offers helpful tips and advice for creating haiku and tanka, and even provides examples for each: "262. Haiku? Principle: Haiku need not have complete sentences. morning fog / swells the backdoor slug - / the empty path. Explain what the reader learns from the last line." LeCount's own haiku career is briefly mentioned on the back cover, but one can understand his unparalled grasp on the subject better in his frequent, excellent guidelines for creating poetry. This example became one of my personal favorites: "449. Tanka Time. she combs her hair / from one side to the other / and back again... / In the moonlight I know / beauty she never will. Who is the speaker in this tanka? What is the implicit conflict?" In all my bookstore browsing, I have never come across a collection of creative writing prompts with such an original, poetic twist.

All in all, I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking creative stimulation, either for their students or themselves. I can't wait to get my hands on LeCount's other collection, Nonstandardized Quests. After such a wonderful experience with Dream Writing Assignments, I know I won't be disappointed.