DeCubellis<br />Creative Writing<br />Incongruent Juxtaposition&Freewriting<br />Methods for<br />Short Story Idea Generat...
DIRECTIONS:<br />In a moment you will be viewing photographs that create tension by presenting two or more unlike things i...
PURPOSE:<br />The exercise is meant to help inspire in you ideas for your upcoming short story.<br />You will use freewrit...
HINT:<br />If at first you are uninspired by the photo and can’t think of what to write, try viewing it in different ways....
HINT:<br /><ul><li>En media res
Reversal
Thought-shots
What happens next?
What caused this?
Who stands to benefit?
Complete departure...?</li></li></ul><li>Freewriting<br />The most important thing to remember is NOT to stop writing.<br />
Freewriting<br />Expect to write a lot of repetitive, unrelated thoughts such as, “I can’t think of what to say,” or “This...
Freewriting<br />Non-stop writing keeps the floodgates of your mind open.  Eventually some gold will sift through.<br />
The time will begin now…<br /><ul><li>Remember, don’t remove your pen from the paper.
Think with your pen, not just your brain.</li></li></ul><li>
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Short story starters (incongruent juxtaposition photos)

  1. 1. DeCubellis<br />Creative Writing<br />Incongruent Juxtaposition&Freewriting<br />Methods for<br />Short Story Idea Generation<br />“I was the world in which I walked, and what I saw Or heard or felt came not but from myself; And there I found myself more truly and more strange.”<br />From Wallace Stevens’ “Tea at the Palaz of Hoon<br />
  2. 2. DIRECTIONS:<br />In a moment you will be viewing photographs that create tension by presenting two or more unlike things in unexpected ways.<br />
  3. 3. PURPOSE:<br />The exercise is meant to help inspire in you ideas for your upcoming short story.<br />You will use freewriting to do so.<br />
  4. 4. HINT:<br />If at first you are uninspired by the photo and can’t think of what to write, try viewing it in different ways.<br />
  5. 5. HINT:<br /><ul><li>En media res
  6. 6. Reversal
  7. 7. Thought-shots
  8. 8. What happens next?
  9. 9. What caused this?
  10. 10. Who stands to benefit?
  11. 11. Complete departure...?</li></li></ul><li>Freewriting<br />The most important thing to remember is NOT to stop writing.<br />
  12. 12. Freewriting<br />Expect to write a lot of repetitive, unrelated thoughts such as, “I can’t think of what to say,” or “This is stupid,” or “Purple monkey dishwasher.”<br />
  13. 13. Freewriting<br />Non-stop writing keeps the floodgates of your mind open. Eventually some gold will sift through.<br />
  14. 14. The time will begin now…<br /><ul><li>Remember, don’t remove your pen from the paper.
  15. 15. Think with your pen, not just your brain.</li></li></ul><li>
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  29. 29. Follow-Up<br />Now that you have finished, reread your freewritings and circle the gold. Use these to help you generate unique short story ideas.<br />“I was the world in which I walked, and what I saw Or heard or felt came not but from myself; And there I found myself more truly and more strange.”<br />From Wallace Stevens’ “Tea at the Palaz of Hoon<br />

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