Creative Writing Exercises

creative writing exercises

Creative writing exercises are an important part of your writing process. Exercises can assist you to add dimension to your characters, making them live and breathe on the page. The setting exercises will help you to create a rich, vibrant setting for a story, involving all the senses and adding to the reader’s full vicarious experience.

These exercises can help you brainstorm plot twists to keep your reader guessing, or sharpen your observational powers in your everyday life.

When you feel stuck or blocked, you can use exercises to get you writing again or help you create a character which will be believable. Or if you’ve had a busy day with the kids and work, an exercise can help you to get your head into your story before you start writing.

You will find that you’ll collect favorite creative writing exercises which you’ll use on most of your stories. Check this section regularly for new exercises.

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