Take Ten for Writers Exercises : Super Wordacious
Take Ten for Writers • No. 05
By Bonnie Neubauer
Here’s a chance to blend a prefix, root, and suffix to create a brand new word. Simply take one from each column in the grid below. You will have to use this new word in your story, so choose wisely!
Write your SuperWordAcious word on the top of your paper.
Pick a number between 1 and 10: ______.
Find your number below on the list. This is a (famous) first line to start your story.
Find your number here. This is a (famous) first line to start your story.
Now TAKE TEN minutes and WRITE!
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This printable writing exercise is published with permission from Take Ten for Writers © 2009 Bonnie Neubauer. All rights reserved.
TAKE TEN Take-Away
In this exercise, you combined three existing items (prefix, root, and suffix) to create a fourth (new word). When you write, you do the same type of creative math. Example: one funny anecdote from work + one exotic location you want to visit + one ethical issue facing you = a new idea for a screenplay. It’s fun to look at things you’ve written to identify the life moments that you added together to make one writing. •
Bonnie Neubauer is the inventor of the Story Spinner and author of the revised and expanded deluxe edition of The Write-Brain Workbook. More »