Re:Fiction Writing Exercises Writing Exercises

Random Writing Exercises
    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

    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

    Polar Opposites

    Polar Opposites

     Mar 16, 2018

    Create a character who's the polar opposite of yourself. Write a story where you and this character are stuck together during an earthquake and must cooperate in order to survive.

    Characters, Conflict

    Scientific Magic

    Scientific Magic

     Mar 09, 2018

    Choose a phenomenon in physics, such as refraction or radiation. Construct a magic system that uses the principle behind this phenomenon. 

    Fantasy

    A Moment for Metaphors

    A Moment for Metaphors

     Mar 02, 2018

    Choose five adjectives. For each, find a metaphor that brings the adjective to life. Avoid cliches.

    Language

    Missing Talent

    Missing Talent

     Feb 23, 2018

    Think of a talent that comes to you naturally. Outline a character who struggles to gain this talent, both internally and inter-personally.

    Characters, Conflict


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