Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Scrap It!

Scrap It

Genesis 6:7 “So the Lord said, ‘I will wipe out mankind, whom I created, from the face of the earth – men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air – for I am grieved that I have made them.’”

Your grandfather has a special story related to a rainbow he wants you to write down for him. Share his story here.

Now, mark a large X over what you just wrote. Could you tell the story better?
Just as God destroyed creation and started again, sometimes starting over is better than trying to keep that first draft. As writers, we might have trouble letting go of what we have written even if the act of starting over will make for a better story or scene.

Extended exercise: Write out your grandfather’s story again without referring to your first attempt. Compare the two. Was your second attempt better?

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