Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Zen, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. I figured this exercise would be fitting since so many of us are going through our finals in school.

    What is Stress you ask?

    According to Dictionary.com, stress is importance attached to a thing: to lay stress upon good manners, or the mental, physical or emotional strain/tension.

    I'm pretty sure we all know that stress is never ever positive. So your challenge is to write a post relating to stress and how your character responds to it. The scenario could be making a deadline at work, studying for a test, or stressing about someone in the hospital. It could be something physical like running a race or winning a game. Be creative!

  2. Re: Writing Exercise: Stress

    Sylvia groaned. She had too much work to do! She pushed back her auburn hair and looked at the troops stationed before her. They were all waiting on her instructions, waiting for the appointed "Head Ranger" to tell them how to win this war. The only problem was that she had no idea how to win this war. Even though her master went through strategy with her constantly, there was no strategy for this specific occasion and she did not have her master to guide her. Sylvia looked at the map, her blue eyes shining as she blinked away tears of stress. A hundred or so troops were counting on her to lead them against a thousand with no more than their bows and daggers. If she failed here, there would be no safety for the rest of her country...