What’s the first thing you do when you put a puzzle together?
I posed this question to my spring semester creative writing workshop on our last day of class. I was trying to get them to think about what comes next for them, now that they have all started writing their novels. I also asked the question on my Facebook page to see what answers non-writers might come up with. Only one of them came up with the answer I was looking for. I got a variety of responses to the question, including:
- Find all the edge pieces
- Look for the corners
- Sort the pieces by color
- Throw the puzzle in the garbage because puzzles suck!