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Exercise #886

Exercise #886: Craft
Posted  2/5/21

I think I’ve mentioned this quote before, but I may have only used it in my signature tag, rather than as an exercise. I did a quick check but don’t find an exercise related to it (but there are so many archived exercises now!). Apologies if we’ve visited this before.

The quote:

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
                                  - Robert Frost

The exercise:

Think about this quote and how it applies (or doesn’t) to your own writing life. Then write! You may give us an essay detailing your findings or show us a scene based on the quote.

Critiquers, in addition to a technical critique, you might consider the following questions:
       * Could you see how the piece related to the quote? Why or why not?
       * Could you relate to it? Why or why not?

Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line
       SUB: Exercise #886/yourname

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