Writing with Artificacts
1. Find a stone from outside.
2. Do some pre-writing, thinking about stones.
Some questions you might consider:
- What types of stones do you know?
- What kinds of things have you done with stones?
- What memories do you have that might involve stones?
- What other associations do stones have for you?
3. Begin to free-write about the stone you've found.
- What does your stone look like? What do you notice about its color, shape, texture, size? Describe it.
- Where did it come from? What is it made of? What keeps it together? What do you see in its future? Analyze it.
- What other things, persons, places, issues are like your stone? How are they different? Compare it.
- What else does your stone make you think of? Let your thoughts range far and wide on this one. Associate it.
- What could you do with your stone? How could you use it? Apply it.
- What can you say in your stone’s defense? What are some pros?
4. Share what you've created!
When you finish freewriting you can:
- Read it out loud to yourself to see if you will make any edits.
- Give your piece of writing a title.
- And of course, share your creation with a friend or loved one!
5. Submit Your Writing
Submit your writing to potentially be published in the River of Words Anthology.