Experimental Exposition Exercises in English

I was literally just toying with this idea and decided it was something I ought to simply jump on and start. Its simple and I am going to open this idea to all of you here in this post before I actually truly perform the experiment myself.

I was thinking, Pick a subject, any subject you want, and then start writing. Don't stop to research, don't sit there and agonize over spelling or grammar and just WRITE about something.

I know you all know I should have a T-Shirt with the words:


   Help, I started writing and I don't know how to stop!  

No, really. I mean it. I can't stop. Help! Hello?

    Anyone still there? Seriously?


That said (or written) I know that I have to trim down my word count on most things. I have to in order not to completely lose my audience. You should see my initial versions of things from about ten years ago. Compared to that I'm a fricking Hemingway of reductionist structure!

So here is the first exercise: Practice your alliteration while writing about your subject. Be creative, be sincere, funny, snarky, it doesn't matter. Engage your inner Howard Cosell, perhaps the most proficient pundit of pusillanimous prizefights who ever professed a passion for the pugilistic practices of professional prizefighters. See? See how I did that? Right off the cuff and just keep rolling. That's the exercise.


1) You pick a subject of your choice, from any perspective and write on it. You decide when to stop and how.

2) Now, alliterate all along the avocation of adding adjectives to adverbs as you associate to your audience the joy of words.

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Comment by DaisyJane on November 16, 2012 at 7:00pm

fun idea!  i will try it!


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