Category Archives: Writer’s Exercises

Are you in a “slump”? Do words “escape” you? Try one of these writing exercises to get your “creative” juices flowing!

The Power Of Words

When we think about the power of words, what comes to mind?  Is it a particular book that made an impression on us?  Harsh words from a loved one?  Frightening words from a physician?  Or words of inspiration from a … Continue reading

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Story Starters

Susan Bates has been up for three nights in a row. Why? Michael Faraday is searching for a lost dog. The animal was last seen twenty years ago. Who is Michael? Which is older, the water on the bottom of … Continue reading

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A Typical Day in the Life of a Writer

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a writer, look no further. Being a writer (an average writer, not a bestseller) means living a double life. You’re a writer but that’s not your job, at least not the … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise #3

Set a timer for 15 minutes. Write as though it were your last day on earth. Write with urgency, continually (for that 15 minutes) and do not correct type O’s! This is good practice for opening sentences/paragraphs/ pages that will … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise #2

Write an opening sentence describing your life at this moment. Write as if it were the beginning of your Memoir. It must be a maximum of 35 words and it should “grab” your audience from the start!

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Writing Exercise #1

Complete the following sentence (write for 1/2 hour without stopping to make any corrections, revisions, etc): As he stepped into the room, it was hard not to notice the large muscular frame that…

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