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The Write-Brain Workbook : 'Dribbling Bananas' Creative Writing Exercise

The Write-Brain Workbook 20 Day Challenge | Day 13

‘Dribbling Bananas’ Creative Writing Exercise

By Bonnie Neubauer | Free PDF Download | Updated 11/1/15

This unique writing activity engages your imagination by challenging you to combine action verbs and plural nouns into unusual combinations!

‘Dribbling Bananas’ Writing Instructions

Dribbling Bananas1. Download and print the free Dribbling Bananas creative writing exercise page.

2A. List eight action verbs from sports, all ending in -ing:

2B. List eight everyday plural nouns:

2C. Now draw arrows connecting these verbs and nouns in unusual combinations. You’ll end up with things like dribbling bananas, squatting shoes, shooting lima beans, etc. Pick one (or more) of these combinations, and use the images in a story that begins: The alarm went off ...

This imagination inducing 'Dribbling Bananas' creative writing exercise is published with permission and is just one of 400 activities from Bonnie Neubauer's revised and expanded Write Brain Workbook.

Take the Next Step

Have you written "morning pages” as per Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way? It’s a great way to clear your mind so nothing stands between you and your creativity for the rest of the day. Put a pen and three sheets of paper by the alarm clock. As soon as the alarm goes off, write until all three pages are filled. Observe the differences you feel during the rest of the day.

Next: Day 14: 'Emoti- Cans and Cant's' Exercise

Bonnie NeubauerBonnie Neubauer is the inventor of the Story Spinner and author of the revised and expanded deluxe edition of The Write-Brain Workbook. More »
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