A Writing Prompt from Wendy S. Walters, author of multiply/divide

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This week's prompt comes from Wendy S. Walters, author of Multiply/Divide.

 

DIRECTIONS

Walk around a couple of neighborhoods for 10 minutes noting as many details as you can about the geography. Try to keep you observations associated with the immediate perimeter. Take copious notes. Notes should include buildings of interest, the materials they are made of, the position of rows, sidewalks and other walkways, greenways and any additional markers. Try not to rely on electronic devices for orientation. Then, write 40 sentences of directions associated with your geography that direct a reader to a state of mind, emotion, or level of consciousness.