Writing Exercise – Conjuring an Image

Today I'm using a visual prompt for my writing exercise. One of my biggest challenges as an author is writing good, descriptive setting. I tend to write lean, with only a rough, skeletal sketch of the surroundings. This is largely because I'm not a fan of reading huge chunks of text about setting. I tend … Continue reading Writing Exercise – Conjuring an Image

Writing Exercise – You are a vegetarian tiger

Today's writing prompt comes from 642 THINGS TO WRITE ABOUT - YOUNG WRITER'S EDITION. This is my second dip into the prompts in that book. It's an excellent book intended to stimulate creativity in young people. Not only are there creative writing prompts to inspire creative writing, there are also prompts for essay writing. Granted, … Continue reading Writing Exercise – You are a vegetarian tiger

Writing Exercise – Must Be Crazy For Me

Music has the power to inspire all areas of our lives. For me, music can evoke an emotion, resurrect old memories, and inspire new stories. For today's writing exercise I'm looking at an old favorite, "Must Be Crazy for Me," by Melissa Etheridge. And to add an extra layer of fun to the experience, I'm … Continue reading Writing Exercise – Must Be Crazy For Me

Writing Exercise – Message in a Bottle

As promised, here's my weekly writing exercise. Today, I turned to a book that has been on our shelf for a while: 642 Things to Write About (Young Writer's Edition) by 826 Valencia. As implied by the title, it's a book of prompts that's meant for kids. The cool thing about kids? They're usually way … Continue reading Writing Exercise – Message in a Bottle