Open up a book of quotations to any page. What’s the first quote you see? How can it inspire a piece of writing?
If you don’t have a quote book, you can borrow mine. I opened up The Quotable Mark Twain edited by R. Kent Rasmussen and discovered this by Twain:
“The porpoise is the kitten of the sea; he never has a serious thought, he cares for nothing but fun and play.”
1. Write a children’s story about a porpoise.
2. Write a story about a character with the traits of a porpoise.
3. Create a poem with either of these ideas in mind.
4. Take a day off and become the porpoise! What will you do? After your day of fun, create a piece of art that reflects your feelings and sense of fun.
5. Read stories by Twain and let his style influence your writing.