Coffee break exercise: Dual-purpose words

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This week's coffee break exercise is an invitation to play around with words

 

This week's coffee break exercise is an invitation to play around with words

Let's start off with three words: FAN, CUP and TABLE.

Note that all three can be used as either a noun, or a verb.

For the first five minutes, write a 100-word paragraph using all three words as nouns.

For the next five minutes, write a second 100-word paragraph using all three words as verbs (you can conjugate the verbs and use any preferred tense).

Which paragraph do you feel is most effective as writing? Spend the final five minutes polishing your favourite into the beginning of a new piece of creative writing.

 

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