Sunday, November 16, 2008

This week's Practice Exercise~

Prepared by: Florence Cardinal
Reposted on: Sunday, 16 November 2008

Exercise: In less than 400 words, write a scene to illustrate the point of some folk saying. End with the saying, so that we will know what you were trying to show us.
We've all heard the old sayings, like the ones from Aesop's fables, or maybe from the Bible or Shakespeare. Things like "Slow and Steady Wins the Race," or "Do Unto Others as You would Have Others Do Unto You," or "Parting is such sweet sorrow." Most of these are based on a story or a parable that illustrates the saying.

If you want examples of more of these sayings, you'll find a lot of Aesop's fables here. Or Shakespeare here.
These exercises were written by IWW members and administrators to provide structured practice opportunities for its members. You are welcome to use them for practice as well. Please mention that you found them at the Internet Writers Workshop.

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