Re:Fiction Writing Exercises Writing Exercises

Random Writing Exercises
    Zooming In

    Zooming In

     May 04, 2018

    Write the opening paragraphs of a story that occurs in a small place, beginning from a very broad perspective and gradually narrowing in on the location.

    Language, Voice, Settings

    Sensory Overload

    Sensory Overload

     Apr 27, 2018

    Sketch out an idea for a setting that stimulates (or over-stimulates) one sense in particular.

    Settings

    The Child's Story

    The Child's Story

     Apr 20, 2018

    A child explains to her parents about a secret room that only exists in her mind. Make her dialog sound authentic for her age.

    Dialog, Language

    Against the Odds

    Against the Odds

     Apr 13, 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

    Perseverance

    Perseverance

     Apr 06, 2018

    For the next week, write 300 words per day. It may sound insignificant, but if you keep it up for a year, you'll have a novel of 109,500 words!

    Productivity

    Fork in the Road

    Fork in the Road

     Mar 30, 2018

    Choose some historical period. Introduce one small change in the course of history, and speculate about how it would have developed differently. 

    Historical

    The Planner's Plus

    The Planner's Plus

     Mar 23, 2018

    Next time you sit down to write a scene, try to outline it beforehand: briefly describe the location, the characters and their current frames of mind, and how this scene is meant to move the story forward.  See if you manage to write the scene faster this way.

    Productivity


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