The Blackout technique is when you take a text or a poem or an article, anything written really, and you black out most of the words with a black marker (or a digital equivalent), leaving only few words/parts uncovered. The uncovered words become your poem/story.

13 Things Your Hand Writing Reveals About You (Reader’s Digest/MSN). Pretend the white is black; I spent several  hours at this (I can’t scan images, such as a printed page, into my computer right now) trying various digital blackout methods. The words are placed roughly where they were positioned on the page, though I left out many of the intervening lines.

Produced for mlmm’s Sunday Prompt: black out

 

     write                                                                       

                                                                     words enjoy

empathetic   sensitive

                                                                                                                                          active imagination

playful    childlike

introspective

                                                                                                           enthusiastic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                wanderlust

                    intelligent

                                                                                                                                                                                                 signal creativity

                                                                                                                        dramatically

                                                                                                                                                                      writing

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