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Exercise #832

Exercise #832: Word Play
Posted 12/13/19

For today’s Word Play, pick a song you know really well. Got it? As an alternative, you could pick a random song, but you’ll need the lyrics so you might have to look them up online if you go this route.

Here’s your challenge: write your piece using only words which appear in the song you’ve chosen. You may change tense: if the song has “he ran to her side” you may use ran, run, running, etc. Your piece does not need to be a complete story but do try to give us a complete scene. Don’t know what to do with that? Give us the scene where you introduce your main character, or your villain.

Tell us what song you chose!

Critiquers, you might choose to answer these questions for critiquing the piece:
     * Did you catch any spelling errors or other standard proofreading items? If so, note them for the author.
     * Do you think the author did a good job using the limited set of words in his or her SUB? Why or why not?

Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line:
             SUB: Exercise #832/yourname

Stuck? Contact me privately and I’ll give you a song.

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