Writing Adventure Group is an open, online writers’ group, whose purpose is to build a community of writers who help and support each other, and to hone observational and writing skills. Each week a task is set the group and you post your work on your blog, sending a link to your post to the group. At the end of the week the list of particapants gets posted to the blogs so folks can see what everyone produced. You can find the full details of how it works by visiting Nixy Valentine’s Writer’s Group page.
I am going to give this a try. Below are the instructions for this weeks task:
“WAG #11: Scaredy-Cat” Another people-watching exercise! Choose a stranger and observe him/her for a little while. Now give them a phobia. A full-on, jump on the chair, scream like a little girl, unreasonable fear. (Or however you imagine them to respond.) Try to choose something that fits the person you’re watching, and let us know what it is about them that clued you in to their secret fear. The object is not just to describe the fear, but to make us understand why it fits with this particular person.
Found via Marsha’s blog: Write On!