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Writing Exercise: The KISS Principle

Originally posted on Jodi L. Milner, Author:
It’s Writer Wednesday here at the blog and today we are going to discuss the KISS principle. KISS stands for Keep It Simple, Stupid. I’m not calling any of you dear readers stupid,…

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Writing Exercise: Try Resetting Your Setting

Sometimes scenes refuse to come together.  They are missing that element that makes them special and feel downright boring. Sometimes the characters or plot are to blame, if the conflict isn’t driving them toward a goal then you have a … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise: Active Idea Search

We hear it over and over, editors are searching for unique ideas and stories they haven’t read before. That’s the tough part, because it seems that most all stories have been told already. Or have they? Finding a new idea … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise: Change it up

Ever feel uninspired and stuck and the task of writing is no longer a pleasure but a chore?  This exercise is just for you. This is it: Go somewhere new to write That’s it.  That’s all there is.  We are … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise: Devil is in the Details

We all as writers know the importance of finding clear, concrete details to use in our writing.  Or at least we should.  Chances are if you are any bit like me your first draft tends to focus on plotting and … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise: Without any “E”

Heather over at RapturedHeart has inspired me to try something new and indeed a challenge.  She was inspired by this Plinky prompt: Write a one hundred word story without using the letter “E.” Historically this idea isn’t new.  The stories … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise – Pick a page

A while back Rik over at Uphill Writing asked a mutual friend, Cindy, of The Only Cin to share a writing exercise on his blog.  The exercise was to grab a book off the shelf and turn to page 91 … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise: Involve the Kids

Kids love hearing stories,  mine included.  Recently, I started to have him help me tell stories.  I supply a story fragment and he has to come up with the rest.  Not only is it a great way to learn about … Continue reading

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Writing exercise: The Alphabet

Use this quick exercise to get your fingers and brain moving. Without stopping to think write a word to correspond with each letter of the alphabet it, any word. It doesn’t have to be a real word, it could be … Continue reading

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5 Cool Places to Find Writing Inspiration Online

This last week I finally finished the second draft of my book and am now taking a much needed break away from that story.  After a few weeks I’ll have the perspective I need to be able to edit and … Continue reading

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