Writing Exercises


Writing Exercises

Today’s writing exercise is about using your senses. It ties into Tuesday’s writing prompt, which asked you to imagine the smell of freshly cut grass and then let that scent take hold of your imagination. Instead of a prompt, the exercise today is to use your senses to establish a scene so a reader can step in and see what you see, hear what you...

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Writing Exercises

In today’s writing exercise, write from a child’s perspective. It can sometimes be difficult to write from the eyes of a child. Many authors get caught up in capturing their dialogue or child speak and nothing else.  The real challenge is getting into the mindset of the child while maintaining a narrative that’s clear and concise. Here are a few ground rules for you: The...

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Writing Exercises

In today’s writing exercise, we are going to craft a scene containing an emotional word picture or EWP. An emotional word picture is a communication technique that is used to engage a person’s heart instead of their logic. Simply put, an EWP is a form of relational storytelling, usually with a message that can be comprehended better emotionally. These stories may inspire, call to action,...

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Writing Exercises

The writing exercise this week is… weave a supernatural ability into your characters.   Give your female or male protagonist a supernatural ability which doesn’t include your character becoming something paranormal like a vampire or werewolf. The trait must be something they are born with and has to live with on a daily basis. Also the trait must be uncontrollable, meaning that your character can’t...

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Writing Exercises

Writing exercises are good tools to help any author improve. This week’s exercise is designed to teach you to use only the adjectives you need. We’ve all heard the advice: Paint a picture with your words. Describe the scene. Be creative with your words… Many first time authors take this advice a little too far and over use adjectives when describing something, because let’s face...

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Writing Exercises

As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, imagine the scene: It’s a humid evening; the sun has finally set behind the hills beyond the lake, and the crowd of children and adults alike is pulsing with excitement. The anticipation has a life all its own—everyone is on edge, waiting. They are waiting for you. You are the star of tonight’s show, the reason...

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