Win a Free Copy of 101 Creative Writing Exercises!

101 Creative Writing Exercises

Win a free copy!

Have you been thinking about picking up a copy of 101 Creative Writing Exercises but haven’t gotten around to it yet?

Here’s your chance to get one for free.

It’s Writing Forward’s first official contest, and all you have to do to enter is write a haiku.

Three lucky winners will each get one copy (Kindle or paperback — winners’ choice) of my recently published book, 101 Creative Writing Exercises.

About the Book

101 Creative Writing Exercises takes you on an adventure through the world of creative writing. Explore different forms and genres by experimenting with fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Discover effective writing concepts, tools, and techniques. Create projects you can publish. Ideal for new and experienced writers alike, this book will enlighten and inspire you with exciting new ideas.

The Rules

  • To enter, write a haiku and leave it as a comment on this post. As an alternative, you can write a six-word story.
  • When you fill out the comment form, make sure you enter a valid email address where I can reach you (your email address will not be published; only I can see it).
  • One entry per person.
  • In order to enter, you must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada.

That’s it! Easy as pie.

The contest will run for one week, so I’ll close the comments on this post at midnight Monday, March 19. Winners will be drawn using a random number generator and will be announced here and contacted privately by email. Winners who choose to receive a paperback copy of 101 Creative Writing Exercises will need to provide either an Amazon account or shipping address. Prizes will ship out before March 31st.

Good luck, and happy writing!

About Melissa Donovan
Melissa Donovan is a website designer and copywriter. She writes fiction and poetry and is the founder and editor of Writing Forward, a blog packed with creative writing tips and ideas.


40 Responses to “Win a Free Copy of 101 Creative Writing Exercises!”

  1. Nasir says:

    All the best US and Canada Residents!

  2. Diane Ronzino says:

    Father. Son. Holy Spirit. Three yet One.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Woodpecker hammers
    Carries me to the morning
    Nature’s alarm clock

  4. Elly says:

    chain rusting

    in the baby barn for months –

    dig out the bike!

  5. Eunie Guyre says:

    Doing my own thing at last.

  6. Danielle says:

    Daylight Savings Time

    Springing Forward, We Forgot

    How We Needed Sleep

  7. Thomas Prebis says:

    War!! Whatever is it GOOD for?

  8. Kris Fleischer says:

    Sunbeams peek-a-boo
    Highlighting her blonds and blues
    Love is at the source

  9. Candi says:

    The chains still linger
    I am bound forever by
    my captors and their whims

  10. Carol Fillmore says:

    here is my entry – I would so love one of the copies of this book!

    Ideas spawning
    leaping rollicking in a
    stream of consciousness

  11. Sarah Allen says:

    Here are some 🙂

    There once was a small
    Mountain stream that lived its life
    Always looking up

    Last tears of the earth
    Soak the end of summer, leave
    The world like wet fire

    Hiding behind clouds
    Of white leaves no room for black
    Mountains to grow tall.

  12. Jill says:

    White capped mountains stand
    fresh with snow, gleaming in warmth.
    How strange these seasons.

  13. Catherine McCrum says:

    Repeatable. Positive actions. To Take. — always!

  14. Vernon says:

    The memory of Quan faded quickly.

  15. Lin Neiswender says:

    I’m lucky today
    My horoscope told me so
    It’s always right- Not!

  16. Terry Klassen says:

    A love left waiting
    A fleeting glimpse
    As regret wrestles with a wish

  17. Viviana Rodriguez says:

    Writer’s block has come
    Fingertips on the keyboard
    No words come to mind

  18. Crying baby? Worry.
    There is no peace for mother!
    No tears worry too.

  19. Liz says:

    When my mother died,
    I lamented the bird whom
    Fate forced to fly south.

  20. Autumn says:

    Verdant tree leaves swish
    From a gentle pond leap fish
    Such tranquility

  21. Carla Girtman says:

    Near death, I’m reborn
    Working for Holograms Inc.
    Eternal life bites.

  22. Taylor Aucoin says:

    Like a grave am I
    Indifferent to the cold
    All cannot be saved

  23. Robert says:

    The heater still on
    Yet I am oh so tired
    Has spring jumped ahead?

  24. Michael Tuggle says:

    I’m on vacation
    Spring break is finally here
    A free book sounds great

  25. Tracey says:

    Pills swallowed
    Eyes close
    Breath stops

  26. Lawrence says:

    Woke up bloodied. Now in jail.

  27. Robyn Hoode says:

    My dragon sneezes. Buildings burn. Oops.

  28. Jax says:

    riverbeds deafen
    mutedly, passion saunters
    moaning greedily

  29. Ryan Whittier says:

    Leaves abandon trees
    One clings desperate to have
    Time to say farwell

  30. Kap A says:

    Woods, rivers, mountains / I said i love for love’s sake / Tarzan they called me

  31. RICH SATTANNI says:

    The creature submerged from the pond.

  32. tony scorza says:

    this hero stands
    ready to compete
    but stranded in a foreign field

  33. Seki Lynch says:

    I don’t live in the States so sadly not eligible for the book but a nice excuse to write a haiku:

    The rooms are empty
    Memories watch from the drive
    As we pull away

  34. Teresa says:

    The clouds are fluffy
    The trees are starting to bud
    Surely spring is here

  35. Seed193 says:

    Love blossomed. Shattered. One word.”Perhaps .”

  36. Rose says:

    This calm, rainy day
    shows once again what spring is:
    magic time to play.

  37. Govind Kurusamy says:

    I am not a resident of Canada or America, but would still submit my haiku.

    The book beckons me
    My seduced hands reach for it
    Words fade on touching.

  38. Marlon says:

    Tranquility found
    Within the depths of music
    Brings joy to silence

  39. Irfan Three says:

    Sun shines down my face
    I bow for him, don’t leave
    Please erase my guilt