The Reviews Are In: 101 Creative Writing Exercises

101 Creative Writing ExercisesWhen I set out to write 101 Creative Writing Exercises, the goal was simple: give writers the tools they need to succeed.

Many of the writing exercises I had done over the years were fun or interesting, but few of them imparted practical writing skills. I wanted to develop exercises that would convey constructive writing techniques that writers could apply to real-world writing projects.

I also wanted these exercises to provide hours and hours of creative writing practice, because practice is the only way to develop mastery of any craft.

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From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Cut-and-Paste Poetry

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Cut-and-Paste Poetry

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Cut-and-Paste Poetry. Today’s poetry writing exercise comes from my book 101 Creative Writing Exercises. The exercises in this book... [Read more]

Homophones: Accept vs. Except

Homophones: Accept vs. Except

Homophones: accept vs except. The English language is fraught with sound-alike words that look nothing alike on the page (or screen). These homophones have given many writers... [Read more]

Storytelling: What is a Plot?

Storytelling: What is a Plot?

What is a plot? Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing, chapter two: “Plot.” Enjoy! What is a Plot? A... [Read more]

Where Do You Find Ideas for Writing?

Where Do You Find Ideas for Writing?

Where do you get ideas for writing? I used to actively look for writing ideas. When I wanted to write a story, I would brainstorm and ask questions that I thought would lead... [Read more]

How to Get Inspired with a Creative Writing Talisman

How to Get Inspired with a Creative Writing Talisman

How to get inspired. Sometimes when we sit down to write, the muse is in full effect and the words pour forth effortlessly. Other times we sit there staring at a blank screen,... [Read more]

The All-Important Relationship Between Grammar and Writing

The All-Important Relationship Between Grammar and Writing

Grammar and writing go hand in hand. Today I’d like to share an excerpt from my book 10 Core Practices for Better Writing. This excerpt is from “Chapter Four: Grammar,”... [Read more]

It’s Writing Forward’s Ninth Anniversary. Let’s Celebrate with a Book Giveaway!

It’s Writing Forward’s Ninth Anniversary. Let’s Celebrate with a Book Giveaway!

Writing Forward turns nine years old! I can’t believe it’s been nine years since I launched Writing Forward. It’s been a fun and challenging adventure, and... [Read more]

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