Easy-Peasy: Write about doing something effortlessly. Each difference is a disease or gentic mutation. When I recently reviewed her classic book , I remembered this writing exercise and thought it worthwhile to share it here, as an exercise in its own right and as an example of the kinds of suggestions she gives in her book. I stumbled across this while looking up unit supplements for my kiddos, and thought, hey, write a page a day and see what happens! Betsie Van Der Meer This exercise is based on one in Julia Cameron's book on writing, The Right to Write, reviewed for this site several years ago. She couldn't believe I didn't know what I was doing and gave me a book to read up on it.
Use these 5 words in your story, poem, or journal entry. Search or flip through until you find five preposterously verbose, bombastic, grandiloquent alternatives for everyday words. What is it made of? Your Muse: Write about your muse — what does he or she look like? Suitcase: Write about packing for a trip or unpacking from when you arrive home. Suddenly the weather began to change and the road became unbelievably silent, the birds no longer pecked and the girl no longer breathed. Rewrite the piece from the viewpoint of the villain s.
Schedule: Take a look at your calendar and use the schedule for inspiration in writing. These would often be drawn from life experiences of mine. Why: Conditionals if, would, could, etc. She is the new kid at her school and she meets a boy Andrew and it is hate at first sight for the two of them. I was very upset because I was actually looking forward to it for the subject this time.
At first she starts to make it up, but eventually it becomes a way to tell her own story. Changing Places: Imagine living the day as someone else. Write using the slogan or line from an ad. Font-tastic: Choose a unique font and type out a poem using that font. Some generated content parodies existing styles and artists, whilst others are based on original structures.
Why: When we describe characters, we often reach for the most obvious physical features such as hairstyle and eye colour. I hear you ask, wrll there was one reason in the form of me having a crush on that teacher who I have just said didn't like me at all! The tools are designed to be cool and entertain, but also help aspiring writers create a range of different media, including plots, lyrics for songs, poems, letters and names. When it was coming towards the end of the course, everyone including me, was sure I was going to fail. Lost in the Crowd: Write about feeling lost in the crowd. Move the items around, resize them, refresh them and let it guide your mind as it wonders.
You said she has a husband, imagine him describing to her what appears to be someone stalking him, and her slowly realising that the stalker seems dangerously similar to her old ex… That would give me chills. Where That Place Used to Be: Think of a place you went to when you were younger but it now no longer there or is something else. This is an amazing organization tool and worth every cent for all the features you get. Rocks and Gems: Write about a rock or gemstone meaning. Make up your own ending based on what you can remember of the plot line and characters. The Unrequited love poem: How do you feel when you love someone who does not love you back? Interview: Write a list of questions you have for someone you would like to interview, real or fictional.
They are stuck in a time they are unfamiliar with. If you want to become a better writer, the best thing you can do is practice writing every single day. Describe the general goings-on in a city over the past 100 years. Some plots sound like a short story; some will fill a novel or could even be the start of a huge franchise. How did you feel afterward? After it proved popular, we expanded to include plots, and the project grew from there. Alarm Clock: Write about waking up.
Describe the exams he has completed in the recent past tense e. The main characters is a 17 year old girl named Lillian-Grace Heath, but she goes by Lilly-Grey. Roller-coaster: Write about the ups and downs in life. Eye Contact: Write about two people seeing each other for the first time. I need a new obstacle for the characters. Take a playlist on a music streaming service or your own device and select shuffle. Every writer needs good inspiration at one time or another.