Prepared by: Rhéal Nadeau
Posted on: March 3, 2002
Reposted on: May 12, 2002
Reposted on: December 1, 2002
Reposted on: January 12, 2003
Reposted on: March 30, 2003
Once again, rather than posting a new
exercise this week, we will
open up the
list to the exercise of your choice.
You can create your own exercise - in that
case, describe the
briefly and clearly at the top of your submission, so people know what
Or you can do one of our previous
exercises (or a variant of one) -
be it an
exercise you missed, or one you'd like to redo. You can find the
exercises at http://www.internetwritingworkshop.org/pwarchive/index.shtml
this case, include a brief statement of the exercise, and ideally the
the exercise description, at the top of your submission.
The choice is up to you.
Remember - the free-for-alls are a great
opportunity to make sure
you meet the
monthly participation requirements!
When critiquing, remember to pay attention
to how well the
the requirements of the exercise, as well as to general writing issues.
example, if the exercise deals with involving the senses (as last
exercise did), then highlight good uses of the senses, and places where
could have been used more effectively.
Rhéal Nadeau's wrap-up
Posted on: Sunday, May 19, 2002
As I always do, I enjoyed the range of
submissions during this
week. We saw people doing exercises they'd missed (including exercises
posted before they joined), or redoing an exercise. Best of all, we saw
some new exercises (the "Remembering sadness" exercise I've just posted
inspired by one of the "Remembering" submissions this week, and I hope
be able to use the "Far-out imagination" exercise one of these weeks.)
When I started doing the Free-for-all
exercises, I was running them
three months. Seeing how successful these are, I think I'll do them for
often - every two months, perhaps.
I think I'll say a bit about how we choose
exercises to run. Since
our second year, we expect to repeat one of the previous exercises (or
evolution of one) about every second week. We try to have one new
exercise per month, at least. And of course, we'll have at least one
Remembering exercise or one Free-for-all every month.
If you have suggestions on exercises you'd
like to see, how often
prefer to have a free-for-all, or any other issues relating to exercise
selection, please feel free to contact us as
firstname.lastname@example.org. (Of course, new exercise ideas are
always welcome as well!)
Congratulations to everyone who
participated this week - good work
Rhéal Nadeau's wrap-up
Posted on: January 19, 2003
A good, and varied, week. It was nice to
see people take on
challenges (including one brand-new exercise, which I plan to steal in
use it one of these weeks. :-) )
However, please remember that the point of
doing any exercise is to
one aspect of writing. Some submissions did not come with a statement
they were focusing on (or a vague label), which made them harder to
For the same reason, when doing a previous exercise, it is important to
its instructions exactly - or if modifying it, to say in what way that
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Rhéal Nadeau and
the administrators of the Internet Writing Workshop.
Modified by Gayle Surrette.