Bonnie Neubauer's Write-Brain Exercises : ONOMATOPOEIA
Write-Brain Exercises to Liberate Your Writing • Day 279
By Bonnie Neubauer
Onomatopoetic words imitate sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. here is a long list. Feel free to add more of your own!
Now, using the first line of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," write your own story incorporating as many of these words as possible.
"True! Nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and I am: but why will you say that I am mad?"
TAKE THE NEXT STEP
Another example of a writing practice that can be done anywhere is to simply listen to what's going on.
Write the first thing that comes to mind from these sounds:
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Bonnie Neubauer is the author of Write-Brain Workbook, Take Ten for Writers, and other books and projects that inspire creativity, exploration, and fascination. More »