Monday, May 5, 2008

A New Class of Exercises: Orchestrated Searches

Ever been on a treasure hunt? Now, have you ever tried writing about it?

What if I told you to look for the third word in the first line of the hundredth page of the fifth book on your bookshelf? And what if I told you to use that word as the first word of your story?

What if I told you to load your songs onto your media player, set it to random, and write an essay about the eighth song that plays?

There are many ways to get a treasure hunt going, and they can lead the way to a lot of novel exercises. Watch this blog for more orchestrated searches and guided treasure hunts!

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