If want to write but are struggling with the idea of where how to begin, then creative writing exercises are a great way to get started.
Whether you are a beginner, or are a more experienced writer doing these exercises will stimulate your mind and get your ideas flowing.
I will be straight with you and tell you that very few people just start writing and straight away produce great results.
THE MYTH – OVERNIGHT SUCCESS
We’ve all heard the stories about writers who find immediate success. The reason they make headlines however, is that they are rare.
In reality, it takes practice and a great deal of thought to become a good writer. That’s why you should stop procrastinating and start now.
HOW CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISES HELP
Think of creativity as a muscle and like any muscle, creativity requires exercise if it is to become strong.
We all know we should exercise our bodies to maintain our health, so why not our minds?
I truly believe in the power of creative writing exercises and that’s why I wrote my book Practical Creative Writing Exercises.
This is a book for people who genuinely want to develop their writing skills.
TAP INTO CREATIVITY
Writing exercises are the fastest way to tap into your creativity and imagination.
The more often you do the exercises the greater success you will have.
If you seriously want to write then start by making some half hour appointments to write in your diary – and keep them.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE
Claim this time for yourself and sit down and write. Don’t miss an appointment, and tell anyone around not to interrupt you.
This is your life and your time. Keep it precious.
View each exercise as an experiment, a very personal experiment. You are trying to discover which exercise triggers the ideas you most want to develop.
There are no right or wrong answers – just your answers. If you develop one idea and find yourself less than enthusiastic, or stuck then just try another one.
There are no rules either and it is important when you try the exercises to feel free.
Fool your fear and doubt, by telling yourself that nobody will ever read what you write.
SILENCE YOUR INNER CRITIC
Telling yourself this frees you from your mental editor, or inner critic. You will be amazed with what a great difference this freedom makes to your writing.
You will feel more confident, your writing will flow and you will become more creative.
Soon you will find ideas occurring even when you are not thinking about writing and some of these are the best.
I wish you all the best of luck with your writing. Let me know if you have any problems and I will do my best to help.
Many readers have told me that my book, Practical Creative Writing Exercises has helped them to finally get started writing. It also helps to beat the infamous writers block.