Creative Writing Exercises To Get You Started

Even writers with the most vibrant imaginations need a little help sometimes. And, the art of writing is somewhat like building a muscle. You have to exercise. This is where creative writing exercises come in handy, whether you think you need them or not. There are exercises for all ages, skill levels and genres of writing. Whether you are a teacher who wants to motivate the creativity of your students or a writer who wants to hone your writing muscle and spark your creativity a good writing exercise can do the trick. Many writers do exercises of this type on a regular basis.

You will be amazed at the plethora of different creative writing activities you can do. Many of them are described in great detail online. One example of such an exercise is descriptive writing. Choose an subject, whether it be a lemon, a dog or the kitchen sink (just a few ideas), then use your descriptive powers to give the reader an experience of the subject as if they were interacting with it themselves. For example, you don't just want to say a lemon is yellow and sour, you want to capture its very essence from peel to fruit. The texture, the aroma, the appearance of the item should be described in depth without boring the reader with a list of details.

Rewriting a piece of your work from another point of view can be a challenging exercise. If you have a novel or short story, take a portion of it and change the POV, or point of view. For example if you are writing in first person (i.e. I, me) switch to third person (she, he) and tell your story. You will see the differences between the two points of view, see which best fits your work and stretch your writing muscles with a challenging activity.

One of the most fun creative writing exercises, group collaboration, can be used in classrooms and writers' groups. Create a story by having each person add a sentence. This allows each person to contribute and can take the story on crazy twists and turns. While young children can enjoy a haphazard story, older students and adults should try to write a collaborative story that makes sense. This particular exercise teaches flexibility as the next person has to build on the sentence created by the writer before them. And, it can be fun to see where the story goes and where it ends. You may want to establish a particular number of sentences for the story.

 




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10-year-old boy may be with woman, Rio Hondo police say - KTRK-TV

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10-year-old boy may be with woman, Rio Hondo police say
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A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a 10-year-old boy who was taken in the south Texas town of Rio Hondo. Authorities issued the alert late Wednesday for Angel Jesus Jimenez de la Cruz. Rio Hondo police describe him as Hispanic, 4'7" and 100 .

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Confederate flag no longer waves at Six Flags Over Texas - KTRK-TV

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Confederate flag no longer waves at Six Flags Over Texas
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The Confederate flag will no longer wave at Six Flags Over Texas. Instead, the Dallas-area theme park will fly six American flags. The Arlington park's Friday change comes as communities across the nation debate Confederate memorials and symbols after .
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Missing 13-year-old girl said to be in immediate danger - KTRK-TV

Missing 13-year-old girl said to be in immediate danger
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An Amber Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old girl from Hidalgo County who police say is in immediate danger. Police say Priscilla Elisabel Martinez is 5'11", 160 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and wears black glasses. Investigators are .

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Texas county worker arrested for $1.2 million fajitas theft - KTRK-TV

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Texas county worker arrested for $1.2 million fajitas theft
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Gilberto Escaramilla was fired in August and arrested after authorities obtained a search warrant and found packages of the Tex-Mex food in his refrigerator. (Shutterstock). AP. Tuesday, October 17, 2017. BROWNSVILLE, Texas --. A former South Texas .
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Police: Officer opened fire on shoplifter who held BB gun inside Arlington, TX mall - KTRK-TV

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Police: Officer opened fire on shoplifter who held BB gun inside Arlington, TX mall
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Holiday shoppers took cover inside a mall in north Texas when police opened fire on a shoplifter who appeared to have been armed with a handgun. Police in Arlington, Texas, said the suspect's firearm turned out to be a replica pistol. The confrontation .
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Shoplifter accuses Target employee of assaulting and injuring him - KTRK-TV

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Shoplifter accuses Target employee of assaulting and injuring him
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A shoplifter is filing a $10 million lawsuit against Target after a store employee in Lubbock took him down during the theft. KETK reports Kelton Arthur is suing the company in connection with the July 2016 theft. Arthur says employee Christopher O .

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8-year-old girl dies months after drinking boiling water on dare - KTRK-TV

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8-year-old girl dies months after drinking boiling water on dare
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An 8-year-old Florida girl has died five months after she was injured while drinking boiling water through a straw on a dare. The SunSentinel reports Ki'ari Pope started having trouble breathing Sunday night. She told her mother's boyfriend, who called .
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Girl, 4, shoots self while grabbing candy in grandma's purse - KTRK-TV

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Girl, 4, shoots self while grabbing candy in grandma's purse
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A 4-year-old Florida girl has died after accidentally pulling the trigger of a gun when she reached into her grandmother's purse for candy. Yanelly "Nelly" Zoller died Sept. 14 at the Tampa home of her grandparents, Michael and Christie Zoller. Her 22 .
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Lumberton HS football player at center of medical mystery - KTRK-TV

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Lumberton HS football player at center of medical mystery
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A Texas high school football player has been unconscious for nearly a week after collapsing during practice, and doctors in Galveston are trying to figure out why. Juan Trevino plays football for Lumberton High School, just north of Beaumont. Family .

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