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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Writing Exercises | Prompt One

Here is your weekly Writing Exercise. Remember that these are used to help tighten and improve your writing ability. I do them with you so if you comment we can discuss and have a really fun conversation! Look forward to seeing what you guys come up with...

This one seems simple but really, how often do we do this? I know that I don't. Whenever I sit down to write, I already have an idea in my head and I stick to it. For this exercise you are to sit at your desk and write down whatever comes to your mind for a half hour. Obviously if you really get into an idea you can take longer but at least a half hour will do the job.

The first time that I did this was this past weekend. I wanted to make sure that it was actually helpful and would be a useful exercise. I can't even begin to explain how much I learned in that short period of time of just writing.

I won't write my entire passage on here since I ended up being quite long but I will explain the process that I went through. I started writing about my day, which sounds simple enough. Instead of continuing that way I made myself into a character it my work day became hers. She ended up getting fired and walked home where she met a man.

They hit it off and started to date but he was in the military and was only on a short leave. They spent his whole leave together and really wanted to see where it was going. But he had to leave and go back to work. I didn't get much farther than that but it was very cool. It ended up being a cool idea- not that it's gone anywhere but I have that short story in my computer and I might elaborate more on a rainy day.

These types of writing prompts that shut your brain off and allow you to just write are really great for your mind. You're able to create characters and a plot that you never thought of before. Or maybe you have thought of it before but never ventured to elaborate on it. This gives you the chance to write for fun and if it goes nowhere then oh well.

I suggest you guys do this and see where your mind takes you. Comment with what you write. I'm interested to see what you all come up with!


  1. Very interesting ... great free form of writing. I will try this and get back to you with my scribblings.

  2. I like how your writing prompted turned out. You have a good start to a story there. :)

    1. Thanks! You'd be surprised by what your mind comes up with when you put a pen to paper and just go!


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