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  • To explain reality with our words we must work up to it gradually.

    A runner who trains to run the marathon must start out small, running a few miles then a few more, then more still, until they are ready.
    Many training sessions are necessary to reach this goal.

    A writer who wants to explain reality with his words must do the same.

    10 Suggested Training Exercises

    Capture a cloud in a bottle. Tell how you did it.
    Prove scientifically that love exists. Demonstrate the equation and explain your methodologies.
    Have a conversation with a mountain stream and record the interaction in a Q & A style article.
    Fashion a bicycle out of flowers and ride it to town . Write out the step by step directions.
    Gather all the air you can find and put it in a glass tank to study it. Describe what it looks like.
    Write a poem without using any letters of the alphabet.
    Utilizing only stardust and lightening, decorate for a party. Write a “how to” on this activity.
    Get inside your friend's head and explain to him exactly what his worldview is. Repeat until you get it exactly right to your friend's satisfaction.
    Catch some chimney smoke in a butterfly net. Use the smoke to write a description of what you looked like before your parents were born.
    Die. Send an essay back to us about that transition.

    Good luck!
    You'll be explaining reality with your words before you know it!
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