Writing Exercises


Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise combines an unlikely trio: humor, horror, and historical. How will you spin the scene? We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work.   ~ The Divas    


Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is designed to help authors write from the pov of the opposite sex. We’ve added a little extra to it and have asked that you write about a daily gender related task to help you get into the “mood.” We hope you enjoy this feature...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is designed to help writers practice showing emotion instead of telling but with a twist. The use of physical reactions to show emotion is not allowed. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The...

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Writing Exercises

Earlier in the week we used the image below as a writing prompt; today we are going to use it as a part of our writing exercise. In today’s exercise, I would like you to explore the negative emotions that this picture inspires. Just as positive emotions provoke readers, so do negative emotions. Negative emotion can be a powerful tool a writer can use to...

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Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: Different Perspectives We all like to stick with what we know and seldom write outside the box. Case in point, I like to write from a male perspective. My train of thought tends to lean more masculine and humored than feminine and soft. Writing in a female’s perspective throws me off, and I tend to sound more harpy and overly emotional. I feel...

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Writing Exercises

It’s always nice when the planets align and a big blog does an article on villains, 6 Ways to Write Better Bad Guys by Brian Klems, the exact same week I had planned a writing exercise centering on making your villain stronger. Villains have many names: adversary, antagonist, villain, bully, menace, evil genius, and so on. I enjoy books that have a character who plays the worthy adversary...

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Writing Exercises

Today’s writing exercise focuses on the adage of “show, don’t tell,” a descriptive way of writing often used in fiction, that allows the reader to create a mental image of the scene being described and not simply accepting the facts being fed. So, then, how exactly do you show? Take this very bland sentence, for example: The red car drove quickly down the street on...

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Writing Exercises

In today’s writing exercise, we are going to practice using creative narrative to enhance dialogue. Earlier in the week we used lyrics from the song, “Forest” by Twenty One Pilots as our writing prompt, and we will use that same lyric as inspiration for our writing exercise “Does it bother anyone else that someone else has your name?” The Divas would like you to write...

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Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: Write Outside Your Comfort Zone. It’s no secret that it’s hard to write outside your comfort zone, but to actually do it can be very beneficial. For example, if you typically write contemporary romance, trying your hand at an historical romance can teach you a thing or two about research or differing character development.  You don’t have to go full turbo and start...

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Writing Exercises

It’s your big chance. The one  you’ve been waiting for. She’s always been a little too pretty, he’s knows a little too much, or they’re just a little too perfect. So let loose with this writing exercise and kill them. You heard me. Become the grim reaper and cause the death of a main character… take that character away to their final judgment. Since it’s just...

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