Writing practice is at the heart of everything we do here at The Write Practice. Every week, we share new fifteen-minute writing exercises to help you practice and grow as a writer.
But what if you could build your own practice exercises? What if you could find something you love in a story someone else has written, and then practice how to recreate that yourself? What if you could take the lead in your own growth as a writer and learn from your favorite stories and authors?
You can! Here are three steps to help you analyze any text to learn its secrets and apply its lessons.
I’m sure this never happens to you, but there are times when I don’t feel very creative. We just had a new baby, our second, bought a house, our first, and are now busy managing a thousand new details. All the busywork and bill paying leaves me feeling pretty dry.
But no matter how un-creative I’m feeling, there’s one creative writing exercise that never fails to fire up my writing.
One of the best ways to writing a good descriptive piece is to think about the five senses. Sight is a commonly used one, as it’s usually the one we rely on most, but what about sound? What about touch or taste or smell? Here are three exercises you can use to explore the other senses.
Sometimes, I just stare at the screen, wanting to write but having no idea what to say. Has that ever happen to you?