Random Writing Exercises

Random Writing Exercises

Postby Marlo » April 23rd, 2015, 11:42 am

This is literally taken from the website, which I'll link below. Feel free to respond to this post, in this thread, with any of the following exercises. Be sure to quote which exercise you're doing at the start of your post!

1. Choose a colour. Go for a fifteen-minute walk and notice wherever you see that colour (take notes if you like). When you get back, write about the things you saw. This is a great exercise in observation.

2. Write about the sun as though you love it. Then write about it as though you hate it. You can of course try this exercise on anything.

3. List five things you most dislike touching, then find five adjectives to describe each item (e.g. maggots - slithery, wriggly, writhing). Do the same for your other senses.

4. Write about a recent incident you were involved in, from the point of view of someone else who was involved.

5. Find a news item that interests you. Using the 'who, what, when, where, why' of the item - and your imagination - rewrite it as a detailed narrative story.

6. Write about 300 words of dialogue. Show the difference between the two speakers only through the language they use (i.e don't use 'he said', 'she said', etc.) You might want to use the dialogue generator to start you off with this one.

7. Choose a cliche and write an argument against it. If you can use your own - or someone else's - experience, to support your argument, all the better. Here are a few cliches to start you off:

- What goes around comes around
- Money is the root of all evil
- Laughter is the best medicine
- There's no such thing as a free lunch
- All good things come to those who wait
- Revenge is a dish best served cold

8.Write from the point of view of a household item. Then write a dialogue between yourself and the item.

9. Find a headline in a newspaper. Take the first word in the sentence and use it to begin another sentence - write whatever comes into your head, it doesn't have to be related to the original headline. Do the same for each word in the sentence. Later on, look back over your new sentences and see if there's one you'd like to develop.

10. Write a short story in less than 100 words (you might want to use one of the generators to start you off with this one)

11. Go out and look for characters. Go somewhere busy, where people are moving around, not just sitting. Practice making quick, discreet observations, taking in hairstyle, clothes, shoes, jewellery, manner of walking, expression.

12.Write about five ridiculous things you'd like to try once.



SOURCE: http://writingexercises.co.uk/random-wr ... rcises.php
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Re: Random Writing Exercises

Postby Marlo » May 27th, 2015, 5:29 pm

Use the random generator I've provided to roll which of the 15 writing prompts you write about or write to. You can reply as many times as you want and do each number as many times as you want! Just quote the number at the start of your post so everyone can follow along! Please post all replies in this thread.

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1. Make a list of everything you are excited about right now.

2. Describe ways in which your character does or doesn't show logic.

3. Playlist Found Poem: Take the song titles from a recent playlist and arrange them to form a found poem.

4. Describe ways in which your character does or doesn't show sportsmanship.

5. I am infatuated with...

6. I am eager to...

7. Write 10 lines, each starting with the words, I say...

8. 10 Favorite Words: Write down your ten favorite words. Now, write a poem or story that includes these words.

9. Describe ways in which your character does or doesn't show spirituality.

10. Favorite Taste: Close your eyes and think about your favorite taste. What memories or thoughts come to you? Write these down. Describe it.

11. The Best Day: Describe the best day you've ever had.

12. The Worst Day: Describe the worst day you've ever had.

13. Powers of Observation: Look at something or around the room briefly. Without looking back, write down everything you can remember about the object or that you observed in the room.

14. Describe a time when you felt guilty.

15. Describe the perfect bathroom.




Random writing prompts, source: http://www.languageisavirus.com/writing_prompts.html
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Re: Random Writing Exercises

Postby Marlo » May 27th, 2015, 7:00 pm

Feel free to pick any of the writing games/prompts from this list to do. Please quote which one from the list you're writing and post all replies here! :D

http://www.timwynne-jones.com/pages/writinggames.html
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Re: Random Writing Exercises

Postby Marlo » October 10th, 2015, 2:39 pm

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Re: Random Writing Exercises

Postby Marlo » October 10th, 2015, 2:45 pm

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Re: Random Writing Exercises

Postby Aria » October 20th, 2015, 12:53 pm

Some cool ideas I found from HERE that I thought I'd share:

1. Take on the theme of H2O. What does it mean to be the same thing, in different forms? Ice, water, steam.

2. Food evokes all the senses: the scent of pastry baking, the sound of a fork clinking on a plate… This week, make our mouths water with stories about pie. (Thanksgiving!)

3. Write a piece inspired by Guy Fawkes Night. Remember, remember, the fifth of November!

4. Shake the dust off something — a clothing item, a post draft, a toy — you haven’t touched in ages, but can’t bring yourself to throw away.
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