I’m plotting out my chapters for my non-fiction book on teaching creative writing to middle school kids. As I was typing tentative chapter names, I noticed a several of the games we’d played to spark our creativity (I say us, because I nearly always wrote with them) were also the names of types of poker. Do kids play poker? I don’t know, but I do know that they had a lot of fun playing our games. I don’t want to give too much away here – it’s early days yet – but perhaps later I can discuss more about our games and the tools I used to help open the creative floodgates.
Right now, I have chapters entitled:
Spit in the Ocean
Chopped (like the TV cooking show)
and several others
I’m having a lot of fun working on this book – almost as much fun as I had with the kids who are my inspiration for this book.