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The Write-Brain Workbook : 'A Forkful of Spoonerisms' Creative Writing Exercise

The Write-Brain Workbook 20 Day Challenge | Day 15

‘A Forkful of Spoonerisms’ Creative Writing Exercise

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

‘A Forkful of Spoonerisms’ Writing Instructions

A Forkful of Spoonerisms1. Download and print the free A Forkful of Spoonerisms creative writing exercise page.

2. W.A. Spooner was an English clergyman noted for accidentally transposing sounds within words and phrases. An example of a Spoonerism is saying crooks and nannies when you intended to say nooks and crannies.

Your challenge is to use a pair of Spoonerisms as bookends for a timed writing. In the above example, you would start with The nooks and crannies …, write to fill the page, and conclude your piece with the words … the crooks and nannies.

Pick a pair of Spoonerism bookends:

  • The cozy little nook — the nosey little cook.
  • I was lighting a fire — I was fighting a liar.
  • Because of a pack of lies — because of a lack of pies.
  • It’s pouring with rain — it’s roaring with pain.
  • Save the whales — wave the sails.
This creative drawer of writing silverware 'A Forkful of Spoonerisms' 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

If you were to mix four spoonfuls, forkfuls, or other measurable ingredients together to create a recipe for creative juices, what would yours include? Here’s mine: a forkful of inspiration; a pinch of perspiration; a dollop of laughter; a heaping tablespoon of royalties. Make sure you take a sip or a gulp of your creative juices every day to keep your momentum going.

Next: Day 16: 'Hodge Podge' 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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