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Man Bites Dog

August 3, 2014



This week I bought a card game, Man Bites Dog, in Scavengers. As a game, it’s lame beyond belief, but as a writing exercise, it rocks.

1) Pick five cards that form a structurally-sound headline (see example above)
2) Write a piece based on the headline. Try imitating the language of newspaper journalism.


Eccentric pop sensation Queen Coco, who caused a stir at last year’s ARIAs when she performed her hit song ‘Deckchairs’ while wearing a dress made entirely of live doves, has been admitted for her ninth detox treatment at the exclusive Wine House Rehabilitation Clinic. 

‘Coco is one brave lady,’ said her manager today in a press conference held by the star’s record label, Behemoth. ‘It’s not going to be easy, but she is determined to beat her addiction to red jelly snakes.’  







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