101 Creative Writing Exercises by Melissa Donovan101 Creative Writing Exercises takes you on an adventure through the world of creative writing. Explore different forms and genres by experimenting with fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Discover effective writing concepts, tools, and techniques. Create projects you can submit and publish.
Journaling and Memoir
Fiction and Storytelling
Form Poetry and Free Verse
Article and Blog Writing
Ideal for new and experienced writers alike, this book will enlighten and inspire you with exciting new ideas.
5 Exercises For Writers
How are creative writing exercises different than writing prompts or story generators? Creative writing exercises are designed to teach a technique. They are highly specific, more specific than creative writing prompts, and much more specific than story generators. I think characters are the heart blood of every story, and that a majority of any writing prompts or writing exercises should focus on them. But I also think any of these will help you create a narrative, and a plot, and help you generate all kinds of dialogue, whether for short stories or for novels. Enjoy the five categories of writing exercises below, and happy writing!
Hundreds of creative writing exercises you'll actually want to try! Filter through them by writer's block, plot development, character development, setting, outlining.
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7 Fun Creative Writing Exercises Learners Will Love
Whether you write fiction or non-fiction , your life is the laboratory for creating a great book or story. If you can talk, you can write — even if you need to brush up on grammar and spelling. Reading also improves your writing , so if you have the tiniest desire to write well, read a wide variety of books in different genres. They can be fun and exciting as you see how much creative juice you have just waiting to be squeezed. Try a different exercise every week to see what catches your imagination and awakens your inner author.
A stranger walks into the general store and buys a hammer, a hatchet, some rope, and an apple. What does he do with them? If you're struggling with one of you characters, try writing a letter as your current character to their older or younger self. Think of what they might want to tell their past or future self, this might help you pinpoint what's important to your character. It is commonly known that a telephone directory might be the most boring text in the entire world. Here is your challenge: write a page of a telephone directory and figure out SOME way to make it interesting. Pick a fiction book from your shelf.
Feeling less than inspired? Subscribe today to get inspiration like this all year long. Many people think of creativity as an elusive thing. I think this is nonsense. With that in mind, here are six of my favorite creative exercises to help you train your brain to run at peak performance. From portraits to landscapes to photographs, I look for images that convey a sense of story.