Writing Exercises Writing Exercises About Plot & Structure

    Unexpected

    Unexpected

     Sep 14, 2018

    One is a single parent nurse, the other is the CEO of a tech company. Brainstorm three different ways for them to meet and fall in love.

    Characters, Plot & Structure

    Deadly Sin

    Deadly Sin

     Sep 07, 2018

    An undercover agent must commit a terrible sin in order to win the trust of a crime lord who plans to destroy the city. Write an ending where the agent manages to overcome his actions, and an ending where he does not. 

    Characters, Conflict, Plot & Structure

    Heart's Desire

    Heart's Desire

     Jul 27, 2018

    What does your character yearns for above all? Brainstorm three ways in which they may get their heart's desire, only to find out it is their ruin.

    Characters, Plot & Structure

    Grief

    Grief

     Jul 20, 2018

    Research the five stages of grief. Think up five scenes to show your character going through the five stages.

    Characters, Plot & Structure

    Every Ending is a New Beginning

    Every Ending is a New Beginning

     Jun 29, 2018

    Choose a story you like. Take its ending, and turn it into the beginning of a whole new story.

    Plot & Structure

    Random Word

    Random Word

     Jun 22, 2018

    Head over to randomword.com and hit "next word" until you get a noun. Make that noun the central subject of a story.

    Plot & Structure

    A Thousand Words

    A Thousand Words

     May 25, 2018

    Search Google Images for the word "image".  Choose a random one and brainstorm three different scenarios that end with that image.

    Plot & Structure, Settings

    Against the Odds

    Against the Odds

     Apr 14, 2018

    A college swimmer tries to compete despite being very ill. Brainstorm five possible endings to this story, and write the last paragraph of each.

    Plot & Structure


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