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Plot Points: A Storytelling Exercise

Plot Points: A Storytelling Exercise

What are plot points, and how can you use them to construct a story or improve the structure of a story that you're revising?

Writing Exercises with Metaphors

Using Metaphors to Enhance Your Writing

Learn all about metaphors and get tips on using metaphors to enhance your writing.

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Couplets and Quatrains

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Couplets and Quatrains

Today's post, an excerpt from the book 101 Creative Writing Exercises, features a poetry writing exercise in couplets and quatrains.

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: The Great Debate

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: The Great Debate

Ready for an adventure in writing? Check out 101 Creative Writing Exercises.

101 Creative Writing Exercises (Adventures in Writing)

Ready for an adventure in writing? Check out 101 Creative Writing Exercises.

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Rock and Rhyme (Poetry)

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Rock and Rhyme (Poetry)

These poetry writing exercises are designed to get your mind on rhyme and the best part is that we get to listen to music. Plus, there are three variations.

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: The Incubator

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: The Incubator

In this excerpt from the book 101 Creative Writing Exercises, explore a fun way to organize your creative writing ideas.

Poetry Writing Exercise: Creative Wordplay

Poetry Writing Exercise: Creative Wordplay

These exercises push you to write outside the lines by combining words in new and interesting ways.

Poetry Writing Exercises: Using Connotation to Find the Perfect Word

Poetry Writing Exercises: Using Connotation to Find the Perfect Word

Today's poetry writing exercise asks you to examine the words you're using in a poem and question the meanings of those words.

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Oh No He Didn’t!

Sneak Peek at 101 Creative Writing Exercises

Sneak peek at a book titled 101 Creative Writing Exercises, from chapter six on storytelling: Oh No He Didn't.

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Your Gang

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Your Gang

From 101 Creative Writing Exercise, this exercise is called "Your Gang." Have you ever thought about writing scenes with an ensemble of characters?

Fiction Writing Exercises: Step Out of Your Shoes

Fiction Writing Exercises: Step Out of Your Shoes

Fiction writing exercises are supposed to be fun and challenging, and this one fits the bill. Become someone or something that is your complete opposite.

Getting Into Character: Fiction Writing Exercises

Getting Into Character: Fiction Writing Exercises

These fiction writing exercises are designed to help you get inside your character's head and better understand his personality, quirks, and motivations.

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Moral Dilemmas

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Moral Dilemmas

Creative writing exercises: moral dilemmas. Find out what happens when your character has to make a hard choice, or come up with your own list of moral dilemmas.