When students journal regularly, they become more comfortable in expressing their ideas.
It happens to all writers. Here are ten of the best creative writing exercises to inspire you to start and finish that book. Open it up to page 7. Look at the 7th sentence on the page. Begin a paragraph that begins with that sentence and limit the length to 7 lines.
Read them out and choose the one with the most promise. Dictionary Open the dictionary to a random page. Find a word that you do not know how to define.
Write an imaginary definition for it. Repeat until one inspires you. First Describe a first. Your first kiss, your first kitten, your first day of school—all will make excellent stories.
Magazine Puzzle Cut out interesting words, phrases, and images from a magazine.
Place them in a bowl, close your eyes and pull out two of these magazine snippets. Write a mini-story of not more than words.
Pin the Atlas Find a world map and blindly put your finger on a spot. Write an advert selling a boa constrictor as a family pet. If you want to write a non-fiction book, write a letter to your future self. Found Ads Find two ads in the newspaper.
Create a book idea only using words from the two ads. Switch Persona Write a mini-story in the first person. Take on the persona of someone with a different gender, different nationality, and different age. Again, this can form the basis for a great book.
I hope these creative writing exercises helped you move forward with your book.1, Writing Prompts to Ignite Your Creative Spark: For Fiction and Non-Fiction Writers Who Want to Break Free From Writer's Block and Hone Their Writing .
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