The Simple Writing Exercise That Changed My Craft Forever


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog with The Simple Writing Exercise That Changed My Craft Forever

Meg Dowell Writes

I have a confession to make: I don’t “practice” writing as much as I should.

And by that I mean I spend most of my practice time doing actual work. Which means I don’t very often write things that aren’t meant for polishing, processing, and publishing. But I should. Everyone should.

There are many different ways to practice writing. Some use the time to work on the first drafts of their novels. Others make it a point to consistently publish blog posts to keep themselves motivated and in a rhythm.

Others are more of the “writing exercise” type. They collect prompts. They do timed writing sessions. They are much more deliberate about separating their work from their preparation.

Despite my avoidance of this (it works for some people, it doesn’t for others), there is one writing exercise that I still use every once in a while when I desperately need…

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