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Re: Favorite Creative Writing Exercises?

Post by ALynnPowers » 03 May 2015, 00:57

Writing while doing push ups. It's pretty hard. 8)

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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 03 May 2015, 01:02

ALynnPowers wrote:Writing while doing push ups. It's pretty hard. 8)
:violence-swords: Ooh! Ba-da-ping.

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Post by ALynnPowers » 03 May 2015, 03:56

I got another one. Do a sit up, and press one key on the keyboard for each one. At the end, see if you have written any words.

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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 03 May 2015, 11:19

Oh, groan. I'd be lucky to type the word "a."

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Post by RedShoggoth » 03 May 2015, 13:24

An exercise my creative writing teacher used to have his class do was to have us write an explanation of love ( or an emotion) based on the point of view from different types of characters. Like, love can mean something different to a middle aged, divorced, heavy drinking detective than an impressionable little girl who frequently watches Disney movies.

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Post by Brandi Noelle » 27 Oct 2017, 00:23

I like going to the Writer's Digest University website and using one of their writing prompts. It can be a fun change of pace, a way to break up the monotony of whatever real project I'm working on. Sometimes, it surprises me and turns into a whole new story in itself.

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Post by Whippet » 16 Jan 2018, 02:21

Writing prompts are a great idea and for me a fun way to exercise. They get me to write stories I wouldn't normally have written otherwise (because they're not stories I'm driven to tell) though I find I end up following the same themes I always do and my true style will come out. It's good to 'exercise' this way when you're a bit drained or blocked in what you're working on. My favourite prompt is taking an article from the newspaper, usually something a bit unusual, and rewriting its story in a fictional manner. I change all the details I want to and it gets the words churning again.

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Post by Helen_Combe » 29 Mar 2018, 15:49

At our writing club, we sometimes do Instant writing where we get a one word prompt to get us going, then every few minutes, we get another random word. It’s amazing how different all the stories that are created can be.
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