The Dictionary as a Writing Prompt

I realize this is going to sound a bit crazy, but the next time you find yourself stumped in your writing, grab the nearest dictionary, open it to a random page, pick a random word, and work it into your writing. (Yes, this has worked amazingly well for some of my students, especially lately.)

You’ll more than likely be left with something you need to edit out of your writing, but at least you’re writing, and potentially learning a new word in the process.


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