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Fun for Friday: Writing Exercises for Writer’s Block

| November 19, 2021

It is a truth universally accepted that a writer in possession of an idea is going to eventually be in need of something to break through their writer’s block. Regardless of the cause of the block, sometimes you can trick your brain into letting the words come out again. These exercises are designed with that […]

Fun for Friday: Lots of Creative Writing Exercises!

| October 22, 2021

If you’re looking for a bunch of different creative writing exercises, Imagine Forest has you covered. This list of 105 creative writing exercises is sure to have some that will catch your attention. You could read through the list and do them in order, or you could use a random number generator to select one […]

Fun for Friday: Creative Writing Exercises for Solo Writers or Groups

| July 16, 2021

If you’re looking for some fun writing exercises that you can do on your own or with a group, check out these 34 creative writing exercises! In addition to explaining the various exercises, the article also gives some ideas on how they can be used by a group that isn’t all in one place, which […]

Fun for Friday: Writing Exercises from Famous Authors

| June 18, 2021

Writing isn’t all fun and games, but if you bring the right attitude to it, you can leverage that for a bit more fun. Today, I’ve found an article about writing exercises suggested by famous authors. And while most people see the word “exercise” and anticipate a decided lack of fun, the exercises listed in […]

Fun For Friday: Writing Workouts!

| May 17, 2019

If you’re looking for a quick writing workout, check out this list of six 10-minute writing workouts you can try! Some of them lend themselves well to writing longer pieces, while others just flex your writing muscles as a warm-up to doing some different sort of writing. There are a lot of great ideas contained […]

Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone

| September 24, 2018

I write a lot of fantasy stories, a lot of stories about siblings, and a lot of stories about things that live in the water and want to kill you. That’s my comfort zone. With the various flash fiction contests I’ve been participating in, I’ve found myself writing WAY outside of my comfort zone. I’ve […]