Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: Writing Time!

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Writing Exercises | 0 comments

Writing Exercise: Writing Time!

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! Making time to write is difficult. We all have heavy demands on our time. Not to mention that just because we want to write doesn’t always mean it’s easy to write. The greatest authors have all said that if you want to improve as a writer, you have to write every day. It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel like writing or if your muse has deserted you. In fact, many writers agree that there is no muse. Practicing your art of writing has little to do with some mysterious muse and more to do with sheer will and simply training yourself to just get it done. So, with that in mind and the limitations most of us have with time, the Divas have come up with a writing exercise even the busiest person can’t say no to. You have five minutes on the clock. Write the longest scene you can in that amount of time. We hope you enjoy this exercise and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The...

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Writing Exercise: Loss

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Writing Exercises | 0 comments

Writing Exercise: Loss

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise centers on loss and challenges you to dig deep with your ability to show emotion without using some of the keywords we rely on, such as feel, love, hate, ache, etc. How will you spin the scene? Will your protagonist be angry, or lost, or devoid of feeling? How will you show the depth of loss or anger without using the everyday emotion words? Will your scene focus on narrative or dialogue?  Loss: Write the moment when someone realizes they’ve lost the best thing that ever happened to them, but without using any emotion words such as feel, love, hate, ache, etc. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The...

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Writing Exercise: Temptation

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Writing Exercises | 0 comments

Writing Exercise: Temptation

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is to create a scene where temptation is your character’s only vice. The temptation could range from things that your main character can’t resist, such as a cupcake on the counter to a seductive protagonist who can’t live without whips and chains.  The point is to stretch your character’s flaw to make it a crutch that can either help or destroy their characterization. Write a scene where temptation is your character’s only vice. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The...

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Writing Exercise: Point of View

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Writing Exercises | 0 comments

Writing Exercise: Point of View

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is all about exploring point of view, specifically the contrast between the protagonist and the antagonist and how they see the same scene. During this exercise, pay close attention to the voice of your characters. The antagonist should not sound anything like the protagonist and shouldn’t use the same phrases (unless, of course, these two are siblings and grew up in the same house with the same quirky idioms being thrown around.) There should also be a marked difference in their point of view of whatever situation you create for them. So, on  with the writing exercise! Write the same scene twice, the first time from the protagonist’s perspective and the second time from the antagonist’s perspective. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The Divas...

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Writing Exercise: Extreme Miscommunication

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Writing Exercises | 0 comments

Writing Exercise: Extreme Miscommunication

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise challenges you to experiment with dialogue and write a conversation between two characters, but have one of them constantly misconstrue what the other is saying. There are so many possible ways to spin an exercise like this. You could choose to have it go dark and dangerous, or you could decide to go light and humorous. Or you could put your own spin on it and have it be purposeful instead of accidental. So many options! Who’s ready to give it a try? Let’s Engage in Extreme Miscommunication We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The...

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Writing Exercise: Write A Chapter Of Your WIP In Second Person

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Writing Exercises | 0 comments

Writing Exercise: Write A Chapter Of Your WIP In Second Person

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise entails something not many authors use: writing in second person. I have only seen people use second person when they write a “choose your adventure” type of book. I’m not a big fan of using second person, only because I find it annoying to read, but it can be a nice little exercise in stretching your writing chops.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Write a chapter from your current WIP in second person.  We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The...

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