Write Over the Hump: Descriptions that Sing

Recap of the “Rules”: Set your timer for 10 minutes. Read the prompt. Start the timer and begin writing. Keep writing no matter what. Don’t stop to think or fix anything. Stop when the timer dings. Beware: Timed writing can be addictive!

Write Over the Hump

Descriptions that sing don’t rely on the obvious. List these words: Cold, flu, cough, fever, chills, shakes, pain, ache, tired, breathe, stuffy, nose, drip, throat, lungs. Now set the timer for 10 minutes and write about being sick with a bad cold or the flu — without using any of those words listed above. Ready? Set… Start the timer and write!


What “song” did you write today?