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1. Write a series of questions. Pick three. Write a response to each question. Your answers might be direct or indirect. Spend some time with your answers, writing in prose or free verse form to address them.

2. Sit facing a window. Write what you see. The idea is to explore perspective, positionality, and intentional mindfulness. What is in front of you? What is visible and what is out of your periphery? Does anything move? How does it move? Are there people? Animals? Bugs? Plants? How are they in relation to each other and with you?

3. Write freely. When you come to a line break or pause in your thinking, use a forward slash to indicate rather than starting a new line / The idea is to play with ways of punctuating your writing and to start to notice the pace of your writing / Your free write will look like a paragraph, much like this one, broken up with forward slashes /

4. Begin a poem with the phrase "I feel smaller than" or "I feel larger than." Consider how you might mean this literally and figuratively. Explore what it means to you to compare scale. 

5. Try to recreate a room from memory. Any type of room, though preferably one you’ve seen before and are familiar with. Find anchors that orient you to the space. Try to write into that space, as if bringing your reader into it, out of it, or through it.


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