Creative Writing Exercises

The writing process is incredibly important for the development of thinking and creativity. To learn how to express your thoughts in writing, you need to practice. This will help get rid of self-condemnation, internal filters and barriers. Try one of the following.

Answer three questions

In this exercise, you will need to answer three questions to stimulate creative thinking. These can be questions about the environment or just coming to the head. You can come up with your own, but here are some examples.

Write everything that comes to mind.

Example one:

What flew past the window?
Why did they cry?
What does he do?
Example of the second:

Who is Ethan?
Why does he rejoice?
What will he do next?
Example three:

What is under your house at a depth of a kilometer?
How can this be used?
How can it hurt?
Write a letter to the past

Decide how many years ago you will need to return to the past. It can be childhood, youth, youth, mature age. You can give yourself advice, pity, explain, forgive or rejoice. Or just show yourself what you’ve achieved so far.

You can step back from yourself and write a letter to someone else. What do you want to convey?

Write about what you know how to do

Every person is good in something. It can be like something global (knowledge of three languages), and small (the ability to wash dishes). Remember that it does not matter what you choose. The main thing is the process for the sake of the process.

Experiment with the style of filing: postmodern, classical, official. From the first or third person: “Citizen Petrov copes well with his task – to wake up in the morning. We are all grateful to him for this. ” It can even be a Tarantino dialogue.

Use the stream of consciousness

This is the easiest and funniest exercise, since it does not require the work of thought and reflection. Take the pen and paper, then just start writing. Anything.

Write about what is happening around, how you spent the day yesterday, about a great person or a historical event. If you do not know what to write, then write: “So, I have nothing to write.” Develop the thought: “Why have I nothing to say? Probably the reason is that I do not read much books. Therefore…”. Or you can select a random word in the dictionary and develop a topic.

Decide how much time will go into the exercise, and do not stop until it is over.

Pretend to be somebody

What a space for imagination! If you know the story well, take a historical character on a specific day: Lincoln on the day of the murder, Martin Luther King on the day of his famous speech.

Think like this person, put yourself in certain conditions. Look at the situation with his eyes.

Did not like one situation, choose another. You can take an article from Wikipedia about a great person, read it and choose a specific situation ..

Write about the person who changed your life.

Such people should be. And it may even be the person you saw for a few seconds in your life: for example, a stranger who showed at some point the quality that you always wanted to develop.

If you have a husband / wife, a child, why not write about them? You probably never did this before. Remember only that the text should not fall into anyone’s hands.

Describe the environment

Not only the situation, but also the behavior of people. The relative went into the kitchen and immediately left – what could that mean? Think of an interesting or absurd version of what is happening. Balance between reality and imagination by moving a metaphorical slider.



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