Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Here's a bunch of ideas for projects

1. Steal titles
2. Count words and write a poem with the same number
3. Write the poems of characters in novels

Letters from home
• where is "home"
• how far back do you go to reach "home"

Are you part of a huge related group of invisible people
• why are they invisible
• are you invisible too

Think about past versions of yourself
• how do they get handed off and who does the handing
• build a collage of past and present portraits

Who are the peripheral people in your life and what impact have they had on you?

Think about the role of concealment in family stories
• what have you submitted to conceal
• who is the master of concealment
• who is wide open and transparent

Is there someone in the family who is not vivid but you (as a writer) could make him vivid?

Who remembers what you said of yourself as a child?

Who in your family have you Romanticized?