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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chapter 4, Big Ideas, Exercise Six: Bumper Stickers

I have not forgot about the book.
THE book.
da BOOK.
The book that started this blog has not been mentioned for at least 5 entries.
Why?
Oh, well thanks for asking.
It's because I'm stumped ... again.
I rather enjoyed the lessons on exposition.(I'm lying)
Author Roorbach says, High Exposition has a quality of grand truth, of universal application.
Different kinds of exposition include:
Informational Exposition - facts
Exposition of Opinion - columns, polemics
Observational Exposition - description
Personal Exposition - speaking for myself
Narrative Exposition  - what happened over periods of time

The last exercise encouraged use of exposition; high exposition language. A great way to practice using expostion is to practice creating bumper stickers.

Nice. Short. Clever. Sarcastic. Funny. Phrases.
ok that's a problem for me on so many levels but mainly because I'm wordy. Really wordy. And I like starting sentences with the word and. And I love to repeat myself using the Thesauras to make my point. Because I usually preface what I am going to say with an explanation as to why I believe what I haven't even said yet.
And that's the way my brain works. And I'm trying to write well while being true to my unique voice.

Literally for two weeks I've been trying to come up with bumper sticker worthy. I thought "10 phrases isn't a lot" but it is. I can't sleep at night thinking about this.
And then I think I could at least think of 5 phrases.
But I can't do that.
I kinda have one. Only one phrase and it's not even good:

Were you Left? Turn right!

I don't even know what that means!

Instead I googled some bumper stickers and I'll just include them here and get on with the next exercise. I'll chalk this one up to a big, fat FAIL.

I found:
Write here! Write now!
Will Write for food!
I'd rather be Writing!
It's my novel and I'll write if I want to
I've got the write stuff
Lit happens
I'm Write. You're Wrong.

2 comments:

  1. Favorite line..."I'm wordy. Really wordy. And I like starting sentences with the word and. And I love to repeat myself using the Thesauras to make my point" There's a bumper sticker... WORD!

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