(8 of 40) Ten Tangible Things

Last night in class we did an exercise from Priscilla Long's THE WRITER'S PORTABLE MENTOR. It involves 1) generating a list of essays/stories/or other pieces you would like to write, then 2) choosing one of the items from your list and freewriting for five minutes, then 3) listing 10 tangible -- TANGIBLE, that is not abstract but concrete -- things that you could include in that theoretical piece. Here are 10 things on my list for a blogpost to be titled "The Steering Committee": a pear, coffee, Edmonds, my friend Paul, black markers, poster board, a list (isn't a list tangible?), stairs, blue sky, autumn leaves.