Daily Writing Exercise: July 24th – Free Topic Day #4

Sunday, July 24, 2016: Free Topic Day #4

Write today about something random…something that you grab out of the air and run with. This is just short enough that you gain your daily skills practice, but just long enough to create something special!

Spend no more than 15 minutes with your creation today and then curl up with your new favorite read!

Daily Writing Exercise: July 23rd – Short Story Saturday #11

Saturday, July 23, 2016: Short Story Saturday #11

Let’s be random today! Below you will find the random generation of plot points.

Your job is to pen a short story of around 750 words. As this is a freewrite exercise and only your first draft, you do not need to be precise in your sentence structure and punctuation (although the more accurate you can be during this phase, the easier it will be on you later!).

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Daily Writing Exercise: July 22nd – First Line Friday #9

Friday, July 22, 2016: First Line Friday #9

This freewrite is a First Line Prompt. You will find the first line of your freewrite in the space below. Your job is to spend the next 15 minutes and continue it.

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Judy Blume on why US indie booksellers are thriving

At 78, the multimillion-selling author has begun a new career, opening her own bookshop – and joining a business sector that’s flourishing again in the US.

Source: ‘People are hungry for real bookstores’: Judy Blume on why US indie booksellers are thriving | Books | The Guardian

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20 Writing Tips from 12 Fiction Authors

(Originally Posted on iUniverse.com)

Writing success boils down to hard work, imagination and passion—and then some more hard work. iUniverse Publishing fires up your creative spirit with 20 writing tips from 12 bestselling fiction authors.

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Daily Writing Exercise: July 21st – Travel Thursday #9

Thursday, July 21, 2016: Travel Thursday #9

This exercise is to help your character get to know their surroundings better. There’s nothing more fun to read than a well-informed character that knows tiny little secrets about the settings around them.

Here’s what you need to know!

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Daily Writing Exercise: July 20th – Three Nouns Exercise #9

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016: Three Nouns Exercise #9

Three random nouns are placed in the space below (one abstract, two concrete). Seen together, what do they make you think about? How does your mind connect them?

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Daily Writing Exercise: July 19th – Dialogue Development #9

Monday, July 19, 2016: Dialogue Development #9

Dialogue is an important part of telling a story. While great stories can be told without someone uttering a single word, authors use this device as a means of communicating a thought from character to character.

Today’s freewrite is here to help you develop your dialogue writing skills.

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Daily Writing Exercise: July 18th – Character Creation #3

Monday, July 18, 2016: Character Creation #3

Let’s create a random character and get to know them a little, shall we?

Your exercise for today is to get into the mind of a new character based on the prompt below.

Perhaps this will be the MC of your new story, or maybe he/she will fit into the story you are currently writing as a supportive character!

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