Daily Writing Exercise: July 7th – Travel Thursday #7

Thursday, July 7, 2016: Travel Thursday #7

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 6th – Three Nouns Exercise #7

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016: Three Nouns Exercise #7

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 5th – Dialogue Development #7

Monday, July 5, 2016: Dialogue Development #7

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 4th – Character Creation #1

Monday, July 4, 2016: Character Creation #1

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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Daily Writing Exercise: July 3rd – Free Topic Day #1

Sunday, July 3, 2016 – Free Topic Day #1

Today belongs to you. You get to choose the time limit, the topic, the style, everything! The only minimum requirement to make this a successful bit of practice is that you must spend at LEAST 5 minutes on your topic. So pop in a CD (do people even do that anymore?!) and play a favorite song and see what you can come up with.

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Daily Writing Exercise: July 2nd – Short Story Saturday #8

Saturday, July 2, 2016: Short Story Saturday #8

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 1st – First Line Friday #6

Friday, July 1, 2016: First Line Friday #6

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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Collection of Writing Tips: Series 1

Sometimes writing sucks. Especially when you can’t figure out what to write next.

In a bit of a writing slump and a two-week bout with writer’s block, I was perusing the interwebs for some tips from other successful authors, writers, editors and have amassed some of them here. I will probably add to it as I find more good tips, or likely make another post.

If you have a tip you would like to see posted here, tweet it to @ChrisLandia2 with the hashtag #WriteTip.

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Daily Writing Exercise: June 30th – Travel Thursday #6

Thursday, June 30, 2016: Travel Thursday #6

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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