In my home study class, on of the books I received was WORD MAGIC for WRITERS by Cindy Rogers.
Here is a sample of one exercise:
Choose something form the first list below and assign it a human attribute from this list. complete the sentence.
List 1: window, columbine, cave, tree branch, car engine, wind, rain, fence.
List 2: beckons, kisses, bends, stretches, sways, winks, coughs, belches, sings, yawns, nods, dances.
Here is my sentence:
The car engine belches with the last drop of gas.
The fact that I was give words to work with, helped me kick my imagination in gear.
So...What neat sentence can you come up with?