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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Writing Prompts and SCIENCE!

This is my week for posting at UB! So we're going to be doing Round Robin Stories!

I love those.

I love the Collaboration and it's always interesting to me how other people think. Generally they Zig when I would have Ducked. Or curled up in a ball, rocking in a corner...

But before we get to our Prompt...I'm not sure if anyone reads the NYT and saw this pretty AMAZEBALLS experiment going on?!

Arnon Grunburg Is Writing While Hooked up to Electrodes

It's going to be some time, I think, before the whole thing is played out...but essentially he's writing a novella while hooked up to electrodes that measure his brain patterns. Or read his emotions that he's putting out while writing it. (Awesome just by itself!!) THEN...Wait for it...50 people will have Their brains scanned while they READ it. They're trying to see if the emotions that people feel when they read a book coincide to what a writer feels when writing it.

So. Fricken. COOL!

I think they need a bigger test field...but oh well.. :)

ANYWAY!

So the writing Prompt...

"The sweet scent of lilies mixed with day old whiskey made me want to retch. But I forced my way..."

7 comments:

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

(My eye read 'electrodes' but my brain said, 'electric shock treatment'. Holy cats, now that WOULD be an incentive to write)

...into the funeral home where Uncle Billy lay in a camo-lined coffin. Aunt May-Belle was slamming back the Southern Comfort. "Well, lookee who showed up," she said.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Wow,

What an intriguing experiment. I agree it should be expanded to a larger group.

LOVED your prompt!

Patchi said...

"Love you too." Not that it was true. We both knew I was here to make sure Mom...

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

...didn't pull out her time travel device, take her brother's body, and ...

John Doe said...

Wish I could take part in a similar experiment! Have a great week, followed.

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Alicia Willette-Cook said...

...disappear back across the folded portal for another hundred and fifty years. The last time her uncle had died it had been a major dust up trying to stop her.

Charity Bradford said...

"Dad said you would be here. You should let Uncle Billy go this time instead of..."