It’s Fall, and on Thursday and Friday nights the sounds of football echo over our little valley from the high school up on the hill. Today’s Play With Your Words Writing Prompt will have you writing about football, or some other sport if you prefer, from two different points of view.
Brainstorm a list of words you associate with football or the sport of your choice.
Write a description of football (or your other sport) from the point of view of someone who loves it.
Next, write a description of football (or your other sport) from the point of view of someone who hates it.
Revise and edit as necessary. Make certain both descriptions reflect powerful emotions.
When done, read what you’ve written with your writing partners or share here as a comment. Consider the kinds of words you used to evoke the feelings you intended. What was particularly clear or expressive in your writing? What may have seemed weak compared to the rest? Compliment and encourage one another—and enjoy the process. Writing about strong feelings can be fun!