Writing Exercises


We all have our own way of dealing with confrontation… Or not dealing with it. Figuring out what your characters would do, say, gesture, or yell during a confrontation can tell you a lot about them. So, this post is devoted to providing a few writing prompts that will stretch and grow your character. I’ll be adding a new prompt each...

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“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~Einstein I’ve heard so many people complain, “I’m not creative.” Coming up with a crafty, cute door wreath, painting the most colorful scene, writing an elaborately woven tale, and publishing witty blog posts are often equated with creativity. Before you get too down on yourself for constantly burning yourself with the hot glue gun, I’d like to suggest...

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Anyone intimidated by the idea of creating a world for your reader to escape to? *both hands raised* Writing a book may feel miles away, especially if you’re working out the details. Characters, plot, subplots, outlines… SETTING! Even the college campus that your contemporary romance is set in can get tricky if you don’t create a place that contributes to your story in some way. Some of you might think that worrying...

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In Part 3, we are placing your characters in odd situations to see their character at work. Putting your characters in crazy, unlikely scenarios can help you understand what their reactions should be to events happening in your story. The more you can get into their psyche, the better you can predict what they’d really do. I think a lot of authors use the excuse, ‘they’ll do what I want them to, because their in my...

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In Part 2, we’re going back to the future with your character to understand where they’ve been and where they’re headed. One of my favorite franchises shows us the past, present, and future of their characters, X-Men. If you need to take a break and watch all of the movies for a refresher, I totally understand! Backstory can help you realize the depths within your character, and it can explain why your character...

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