Re:Fiction Writing Exercises Writing Exercises

Random Writing Exercises
    Reflection

    Reflection

     Sep 22, 2017

    Think of a well known place, such as New York City, The Land of Oz, or Hogwarts. Try to create the polar opposite of that place. What would it be like?

    Settings

    Or Was It?

    Or Was It?

     Sep 15, 2017

    Write the opening paragraphs to a story about a bank robbery, including suggestions that the narrator may not be telling the truth (unreliable narrator).

    Voice

    Weak Words

    Weak Words

     Aug 01, 2017

    Write a few paragraphs introducing a character who has spent months training for their first bodybuilding competition, without using the words: very, really, actually, good, strong, awesome, big, nice, was, is, are, am, all, think, often.

    Language

    Sensory Overload

    Sensory Overload

     Aug 01, 2017

    Write a few paragraphs about a boring day at the office, using as much sensory detail (sound, sight, touch, smell, taste) as possible.

    Language, Settings

    New Jobs

    New Jobs

     Aug 01, 2017

    Come up with new euphemisms to describe each of these professions: teacher, IT technician, carpenter, art gallery host, real estate developer, mechanic, dentist, administrative assistant, film producer, government lobbyist.

    Language

    Secret Language

    Secret Language

     Aug 01, 2017

    Create a glossary of 20 terms used in the secret language between two siblings who have been sent away to boarding school.

    Language

    Teach an Old Cliché New Tricks

    Teach an Old Cliché New Tricks

     Aug 01, 2017

    Come up with a new phrase to replace each of these 5 clichés:

    “Home is where the heart is.”

    “Diamond in the rough.”

    “Reading between the lines.”

    “This too shall pass.”

     “The early bird catches the worm.”

    Language


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