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Creative Writing Exercises for Craft

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 While modifiers -- adjectives and adverbs -- can add to a story, too many, or the wrong ones, can bog down your prose and lead to weaker nouns and verbs. Avoid Back Story Unlike the other creative writing exercises on this list, this one asks you to work in another genre. Listening for Dialogue Not everyone starts out with an ear for dialogue, but fortunately it can be developed, like any other skill. Description Creative Writing Exercise Who's the most memorable person you've ever met?

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Overcome Writers Block, Suggestions To Get You Writing Again. - StumbleUpon ^ Back to top We use cookies, just to track visits to our website, we store no personal details. ACCEPT COOKIES What are cookies? ‘Based on a true story’: the fine line between fact and fiction Frontiers are always changing, advancing. Borders are fixed, man-made, squabbled about and jealously fought over. The frontier is an exciting, demanding – and frequently lawless – place to be. Borders are policed, often tense; if they become too porous then they’re not doing the job for which they were intended. Journaling Ideas, How to Start Journaling 1. In your Journal, write the phrase "The Cure is here. The Healing has begun" and then write, write, write away. When you're done, write how you FEEL about this journaling experience! 2. Why does _____ drive me crazy?

A 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises It’s the perfect time to restart your engine and get back into writing. Here, I offer up a 12-day plan of simple writing exercises to help you keep your creative juices flowing without eating up too much of your time. Follow this plan and in less than half a month, you’ll not only be impressed with what you’ve accomplished, but you may also have something worth publishing. The 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises Day 1: Write 10 potential book titles of books you’d like to write. Day 2: Create a character with personality traits of someone you love, but the physical characteristics of someone you don’t care for. NaBloPoMo November 2011 Writing Prompts If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in November -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts appear here nightly, Monday to Friday (weekends are for free-writing!) Wednesday, November 30, 2011 What did you learn from doing NaBloPoMo? Tuesday, November 29, 2011 What is the last thing you do before bed?

Fiction Writing Mistakes Take advantage of our Instructor of the Month deal and get all of James Scott Bell’s bestselling books on writing (and more) for one heavily discounted price. Order Now >> The best fiction writers write like they’re in love—and edit like they’re in charge. First drafting should be a wild and wonderful ride, full of discovery, dreams and promises. But at some point you have to settle down and make the book really work. Personal Journal Writing Prompts One of the common statements I have heard is "I want to journal but I don't know how." For someone who has been journaling a long time or even all their lives this may seem like a silly statement and the likely response may be "You just pick up a pen and start writing." If you have not had an affinity for journaling it really is not that easy. If you want to journal the first thing you need to ask is "Why?" Do you want to journal to clear your head and work through your problems or do you want to journal to capture the history of your life?

How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method Writing a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. If it were easy, we’d all be writing best-selling, prize-winning fiction. Frankly, there are a thousand different people out there who can tell you how to write a novel. Creative Writing Exercises: Make a Book Journal and Fill it with Discoveries! You need more than a beginning if you’re going to start a book. If all you have is a beginning, then once you’ve written that beginning, you have nowhere to go. – Neil Gaiman Do you ever get stuck writing and you’re not sure where to go? Or stalled out in the midst of a writing project? If you’re looking for creative writing prompts that are specific to your work in progress, read on!

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