Weekend Assignment: Six Sentences


Image via Wikipedia

Words, words, words. This weekend’s assignment falls into the fun & games category and is guaranteed to make you think about your word choices.

The challenge: write a paragraph of instructions using six sentences.  Sounds easy, right?  Not so fast. No words in your composition can be repeated. Contractions and their spelled out counterparts (frex: you are/you’re) count as duplicates. Thesaurus flipping is fine.

Need an example? Reread previous passage.

The Weekend Super-Duper Show and Tell Challenge:

What’s the longest paragraph can you create without repeating words? It doesn’t have to be perfect English, but it shouldn’t be nonsensical either. Give it a go, post it on your blog, then add a link in the comments here.

Game on!


6 comments on “Weekend Assignment: Six Sentences

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Barb Tyler, Barb Tyler. Barb Tyler said: Game on! Writing challenge on Brainstorms & Bylines as part of the Weekend Assignment: http://wp.me/pWzTA-5b […]

  2. I’d give my instructions paragraph a D. Think I did a little better on the paragraph, maybe a C. See what you think.

    • It’s tougher than it sounds, isn’t it? A D for the instructions is a bit harsh, even though you used “and” three times. 😉 Bravo on the longer paragraph! Not one repeated word! I think this is one of those exercises that makes you pay attention to what you are putting on the page. I hope you enjoyed playing along.

  3. Arrrrrgggghhhh! Ah, well. I always enjoy your challenges. Thanks.

  4. Spot on with this write-up, I really believe this web
    site needs far more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the advice!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: