It is never easy to face the blank page and writing exercises are a great way to get you past that and into your writing stride. We don’t always have as much time as we would like so ten minute writing exercises are a fast, efficient way to stimulate your creativity. If you truly want to write more productively and are willing to work towards this, then you are in the right place.
I personally love writing and I hope I can inspire you to feel the same. Writing takes practice, lots and lots of practice. Exercises are a great way to practice and developing a regular writing exercise routine is the most useful thing you can do to improve your writing and increase your creativity.
MAKE A COMMITMENT
To start with the best thing to do is to make a commitment to carry out some writing exercises each week. Decide for yourself which days and what times suit you best.
Remember the golden hour – some people writer better at dawn and others late at night. Experiment and see what time suits you. The following exercises are short although you can make them longer if you like.
TEN MINUTE EXERCISES
There are ten exercises below and each one comprises a simple set of three questions. Each one should be answered as quickly as you can. Don’t stop and think just start writing and keep going.
Remember, there are no right or wrong answers – only ideas. It is up to you to decide whether the ideas appeal to you enough to make you want to develop them further. I suggest trying them all and see what happens. At this stage it is best to view your writing as an experiment and you should enjoy it.
Exercises can be crucial in helping writers develop and improve their work. No writer will improve by sitting thinking about it, or waiting for the muse to arrive.
I strongly advise doing some writing exercises regularly and you will find plenty of fun, stimulating and challenging exercises in my new book, Practical Creative Writing Exercises.
Practical Creative Exercises written for writers who want to become more focused, become more versatile and improve their writing.
The exercises in this book will enable you to become really immersed in your writing – to let time go and experience the joys of creative writing flow.
If you are looking for exciting new ideas, want to experience the joy of losing yourself in creativity, or just want to be inspired, then this is the book for you. In the meantime be sure and try the free exercises below and remember – don’t waste too much time thinking – just go ahead and write.
CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE FOR WRITERS
1. Who is coming round the corner?
2. What is their secret?
3. What are they carrying?
1. Why did Peter lose his temper with Joanna
2. Where did he go after he stormed out?
3. What happened to him when he got there?
1. Who has found something at the back of the wardrobe?
2. What have they found?
3. What will they do next?
1. Who cheated John?
2. What did they cheat him at?
3. Will John do something?
1. What building can you see Rose leaving?
2. What is she wearing?
3. Where is she going?
1. Why is Ian finding it difficult to steer the car?
2. Where is he going?
3. Who is there?
1. Where did the accident happen?
2. Who was hurt?
3. Who helped?
1. The view is blocked by?
2. Whose view is blocked?
3. If the view wasn’t blocked what would they see?
1. Who closes the window?
3. How old are they?
1. Who is Jenny?
2. How tall is she?
3. Why is she alone?
Best of luck
P.S. I love encouraging people to write and all the exercises and information on this site is provided free of charge.
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