I took a writing course with Lauren Winner when I was at Duke. Lauren’s a really good writer, and she did a great job assigning us the sort of creative writing assignments that really good writers tend to put themselves through… like tell a story only through dialogue or write the same scene from the perspective of multiple narrators or write a sentence evoking the emotion “love” without using the word “love”. Well, in the linked post, my wife has given herself a rather unique writing assignment: describe your life in another English-speaking country using their indigenous dialect.
Really, really good. Check it out….