Wednesday, February 16, 2011

7 Minute Accomplishments

Happy Wednesday Folks,

I'm still dealing with some computer issues, but I thought I'd post this up (thank you to Jan, one of my critique group members for giving me the idea!)

Last night the critique group I joined met. Jan, the hostess with the mostess, had these dice with pictures all over them. She said we were to choose one of the pictures on our die and write a story having to do with that picture. We had 7 minutes. She set the timer and away we went. We weren't supposed to edit, but I seriously started writing wrong words (or ended up not using a word) that I had to cross out, but I didn't do any other edits. After the 7 minutes were up we went around the room and read our stories. Some nifty/fun/intriguing/what-happens-next stories came out of those 7 minutes.

So today, I thought, what could a person accomplish in 7 minutes? Not just in writing, but in general? It seems like such a short time, but you'd be amazed at what you can do when you put your mind to it.

What can you accomplish in 7 minutes? You can set the timer and see what happens :-)

Best wishes!

Have A Whimsical Wednesday!


Anonymous said...

This post reminds me of Galaxy Quest...where they were able to turn back time for 13 (I think) seconds to save them all! Not sure why...lol.

Bethany said...


It made me think of the game, "7 Minutes In Heaven" (a make out game that I didn't know about until I saw the movie "13 Going On 30").