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Writing Stream Recap: Random-word tyrants, time-swapping bodies, and Nicholas Cage

Good times were had during our latest writing stream. We started off with a fun exercise: we used a random word generator to get 10 random words, and then we wrote a story using them as the first word in each sentence. Because that’s how great writing gets done.

The words were: construct, announcement, arrange, suffer, ladder, constitution, audience, sweat, like.

I somehow ended up writing what seems like a speech made by a crazed dictator. Funny how… that happens? Read it here in all its glory:

CONSTRUCT me a statue in the shape of an eagle. ANNOUNCEMENTs need to have a certain power to them, and a stone eagle-machine will belt them out with the necessary force required. ARRANGE them in a row of eighty, because of course we need more than one, such that everyone within a ten mile radius can hear our righteous call. SUFFER will the ears of the masses with our mighty proclamations, and that is good for their progression toward betterment! LADDERs have more than one step to them, and this is but our bottom rung. CONSITUTIONs are no more than saws that try to cut the ladders of greatness down from their highest potential. AUDIENCEs made up of less than every single ear in the nation are worthless. SWEAT will pour from their heads as they listen, as will it when they labor with thoughts of our greatness in their minds. LIKE they are supposed to.

After the exercise we voted on a writing prompt. I actually really like where we ended up… even if (or especially because) it contains 100% more Nicholas Cage references than most of my stories. Although isn’t 100% of zero still zero?

If you missed the stream, you can still watch it here on rerun for a few weeks until Twitch deletes it and see the story for yourself.

And if you want to join us and find some inspiration with exercises, troll me as I try to write, or share your own stuff for feedback, then we’d love to have you. We stream every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 7:30pm-9:30pm (U.S. Eastern Standard Time).

Hope to see you next time, friend!

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