On the weekends, prompts keep my creativity warmed up so I don’t “pull a muscle” on Monday morning. During the week, prompts jump-start my writing routine. Often a writing prompt will turn into a story. Consider using your own characters and settings for these prompts. You might come up with exactly what you need for your WiP! All you’ll need for these exercises is paper, pencil or pen, or a computer. Remember to drink lots of water and stretch!
Start it up!
Write about “leaving” in any approach you want. Write it from both a positive and negative connotation.
Ramp it up!
Exercise 2: from Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Visualize a place you really love, be there, see the details. Now write about it. Readers should feel that you love it, not because you said it, but by your handling of details. Do the same thing for somewhere you hate.
Burn it up!
Exercise 3: from Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Take something you feel strongly about, whether it’s positive or negative, and write about it as if you love it. Then write about it as if you hate it. Then write about it as if you’re indifferent to it.
Cool it down.
Exercise 4: from Writer’s Digest Magazine
Your good friends at Merriam-Webster called and you’ve been asked to create five new words for inclusion in next year’s dictionary! What are your five words and their definitions?
Every Wednesday, I’ll post prompts and exercises for your “writing workout” so keep checking back! Happy writing!!!