Sandbox Challenge #13: Word Gathering

Collect 16 words during the day. Find them on signs, food and clothing labels, junk mail, bumper stickers…wherever words lurk.

Use these gathered words to write about your day in any way you choose—realistically, impressionistically, fictionally. It could be a journal entry, a poem, a scene, a movie trailer review of your day. Write about specific events, or discuss your thoughts, dreams, an alternate reality version of today….Get creative!

If you’d like to share your work, post it in the Pile on the Creativity section of the Readers’ Sandbox.

@Sandy Ackers, Strangling My Muse: Struggling to Live a Creative Life in a Stressful World, http://www.stranglingmymuse.com

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7 Responses to “Sandbox Challenge #13: Word Gathering”


  1. 1 Kristin March 17, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I’m really enjoying your site, Sandy! There’s SO many awesome ideas here. I love this “gathering words” exercise. I often tear them out of magazines, but the idea of collecting them from the world during my day holds such creative potential. And it makes my boring tasks like getting to work seem like an adventure. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • 2 stranglingmymuse March 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks, Kristin! I love your site, too, and I’m looking forward to having some time to explore it a little more. I’m a lifetime journaler, so I’m sure I’ll be using some of your ideas! I’m glad we connected.
      ~Sandy


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