Writing Writing Even the best writers sometime need a little stimulation, if only for practice. Otherwise, writers may face the dismal monstrosity of writer's block. These generators are here to help when you need plot ideas, genre-bending concepts, and more. WRITERS' SUPPORT GROUP SparkTeam Filter Stream: Total SparkPoints: 12,624,076 Total Fitness Minutes: 9,971,945 Team Forums Team Goals Fortune Cookies Stories For you hardy souls who have time to spare, here's a recipe for making the cookies, so you can put your own messages in them. Prepare fortunes by writing messages on about 20 strips of paper. TIPS: -- These cookies cool very quickly and get stiffer as they cool, so only bake two or three at a time, since you want to bend them into shape around the message while they're still warm. -- and because of the heat of the half-baked cookies, it's best to use white cotton gloves, to have protection and still have dexterity.
Dragon Writing Prompts As of today, that’s how many posts there are at Dragon Writing Prompts :-) I had vague thoughts of a prompt inspired by 1000 as I saw the number approaching. Well, no great original ideas popped into my head. No not-great original ones, either. ;-) So, since a picture’s worth 1000 words, I browsed through the writing area of Worth1000.com for a picture prompt.
Creative Writing Prompts After weeks of secret detective work, partners Barbara and Nolan are on the verge of cracking the case. They’ve been posing as employees at a high-profile financial firm named MoneyMakers LLC., trying to prove that the CEO named (fill in the blank) has been ripping customers off. After hearing him say incriminating things into...
Genres...Narrative & Memoir Our Narrative Workshop's Focus Trait: Idea Development Our Narrative Workshop's Support Traits: Word Choice and Voice In our NNWP workshops, our Northern Nevada participants receive a complimentary copy of the NNWP's print publication, The Going Deep with 6 Trait Language Guide. This 198-page resource is valued tool in Northern Nevada. Teachers not able to attend our workshops can purchase their own copy of this guide through the NNWP's website; all proceeds from the sale fund the WritingFix website. The best lessons focus more on the writing process than the writing product. While it's important to look at narrative writing as a "product" for inclusion in student portfolios, the more important thing to think about when designing narrative lessons is the skill-set your students will gain from going through the writing process.
Practical Tips for Beating Your Writer's Block Most writers will have trouble with writer's block at some point in their lives. The possible reasons for writer's block are myriad: fear, anxiety, a life change, the end of a project, the beginning of a project... almost anything, it seems, can cause that debilitating feeling of fear and frustration. Fortunately there are as many ways to deal with writer's block as there are causes. Creative Writing Exercises for Craft No matter what stage you're at with your writing, it's always beneficial to work on craft and technique. These creative writing exercises target common problems and weaknesses. Switch Point of View Both first person and third person have their strengths and weaknesses; what works for one story may not work for another. This creative writing exercise will help you observe the effect of writing in the point of view that's less familiar to you. A Day Without Modifiers
Best Creative Writing Exercises (PHOTOS) Writers block, oh, writers block ...please go away! Even though it's the bane of all writers' existence, there are a bevy of ways to bypass the darn thing. From writing prompts to writing exercises, there are thousands of ways to get the creative juices flowing. Here are just a few of our favorites. Trust us, they work! Try them out and report back. Lightning Bug - Writing Activity Page Anecdote - Write a paragraph about something that happened to you once, then give swap it with another writer and each write a story about the others anecdote. Bio - Write a short auto-bio, then fold the page so that you are only able to see half the text. Use the words that remain to write a poem or simply use what remains for inspiration for your writing.