I’m getting caught up on my back issues of Writer’s Digest right now (let’s face it – I’m getting caught up on EVERYTHING). And while I wasn’t originally thrilled about the mag, I’ve fallen in love with the writing prompts.
In each edition someone gives writing tips (which is to be expected). I get glossy eyed reading a lot of those. Some of it becomes trite, and I tend to skim over it (show, don’t tell…yes, yes, I know). But the one thing that always captures my attention is the writing prompt.
This last issue had a bunch! (It may not have been the most recent issue, but it’s the last one that I read). There were ten different exercises to help writers learn to write about setting. I wrote each prompt on the top of a different sheet of paper, and I’m going to work through them all.
I enjoy these kind of prompts because no one cares how they turn out. The whole point of the exercise it so practice. And as any athlete will tell you, the more you practice, the easier it gets!
I enjoy these prompts so much that I might start publishing some on my blog on a weekly basis. Just a little something to get the juices flowing without worrying about how it turns out. You know…I really like that idea! Look for it next week!
What about you? Do you have any favorite writing exercises that you’d like to share? Maybe we can do it together!