Posts Tagged "Writing Exercises"


During this Hangout Gaby Robbins, Morgan Wylie, and I (Kallie Ross) are discussing all the avenues we seek (and will be seeking) help with writing this year. Conferences, webinars, articles, writing groups… Maybe one of them can help you write more words in 2015! The following are links to specific websites we mention during the show. Writer’s Digest Free Webinars: http://www.writersdigest.com/free-book-webinars The...

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To kickstart a new novel, I’ve dedicated this entire weekend to writing. In addition to reaching my goal of completing two chapters, I also hope to share some writing exercises throughout the weekend. You can follow me on Twitter (@KallieRoss), or just check out the tweets below…   What does your character/reader learn in each chapter that changes them or their world? #WritingExercise1 #WriterlyWeekend #LoveWriteCreate —...

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Getting to know your characters is the fist step in developing the role they will play in your story. The second step is getting to know how your characters know each other. In this post I’ve put together two writing exercises to help you build a backstory for your characters’ relationships, and also get to know how your characters feel about each other. I’ll use ‘Character A’ and ‘Character...

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Here are two exercises I use to dig deeper, and learn more about the characters in my stories.  Feel free to use them for your own ‘character building’. If you’d rather download the exercises you can get them, here. #1 Choose one of your characters, and write their name vertically on a sheet of paper. Then use the letter of their name on each line to come up with a phrase that describes them. Ex. John J = Judgmental...

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