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Pattern-Breaking Questions
« on: February 01, 2009, 05:01 AM »
I haven't been here in a while. But I'm back, I hope. I am having the great pleasure of taking a creative writing course at our small university. Our professor is wonderful and inspiring. She gave us a list of 20 questions to stimulate creative thinking. Here are 10 of them.

1. Imagine a particular flower, such as a rose (you can pick any flower). What sound does it make?
2. Name your favorite song. What does it taste like?
3. What color is love and why?
4. What odor does fear have? What is the odor of hate?
5. What is the sound of a lemon?
6. What are the sounds of silence?
7. What is the color of silence?
8. What does war taste like?
9. If the color blue could move, what would its movements be like?
10. What sound does your favorite color make?

Have fun!

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Re: Pattern-Breaking Questions
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 10:59 AM »
Oh, it's SO good to read a Bish post!  Welcome back....and thanks for the questions!!

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Re: Pattern-Breaking Questions
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009, 11:56 PM »
You've got to give us the other ten questions... those were excellent.

I'm torn between answering the ones given and trying to think up new ones.

I'll try the questions.

What is the shape of winter?
How fast is summer?
What color is twelve years old?  And thirteen?  What about sixteen?
What is the color of your mother's voice?
What is the temperature of discomfort?
What color is it before your friend comes around the corner?
What is the smell of a telephone sales call?
What is the distance between three and four?
Is blue friendly?
What is the speed of a whale?
What does a star taste like?
When you skin you knee, what does it sound like?
Describe the feeling of a tree.

That was fun!


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Re: Pattern-Breaking Questions
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009, 04:28 AM »
Here there are, the other ten questions! IVERY MUCH like the ones you thought of Sgraffito.

11. What color are you in school? out of school?
12. What kind of car are you and why?
13. What kind of tree are you and why?
14. What kind of noise does your brain make?
15. What time of day are you?
16. What kind of shoe are you?
17. If you could be any room in your house, which room would it be?
18. What kind of tool are you? What kind of instrument are you?
19. What city are you?
20. If you could create anything expressing yourself, what would it be?



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Re: Pattern-Breaking Questions
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 05:26 AM »
What cool questions and they definitely stimulate creative thinking.  I loved "what color are you in school?" 


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Re: Pattern-Breaking Questions
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 12:47 AM »
Hey, synesthesia! Cool. :-)
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Re: Pattern-Breaking Questions
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 06:40 AM »
Way cool Bish. I used mixed up senses in a story I wrote long ago... and, although it took some time, someone else finally saw merit in it and purchased it. If you're still teaching, you might come across Star Fall through New Leader Through New Schools.

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2009, 11:01 AM »
I know the sound my brain makes - you know the sound of an old computer trying to load to much information.  :whistle
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Re: Pattern-Breaking Questions
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009, 11:11 AM »
These are awesome!  Thanks for the thought-provoking exercise!!!   :love
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