I strongly believe that everybody is capable of being a writer. We all live extraordinary lives. We all have inspiration around us and it just takes a little work to get it down on paper.
If you are able to talk, then you are able to write. The thing is, the more you write, the better you will be at writing. That’s why I have decided to spend the next nine weeks sharing with you creative writing exercises to make you a better writer.
Welcome to week one.
Today’s exercise is called: Answer 3 Questions.
That probably sounds like a weird exercise, but hang in there.
For this exercise, you will come up with the answers to three questions. This is supposed to help you stimulate the writing process. The great thing is, you can come up with the three questions yourself. Of course, I will provide you with some examples.
Try to answer your questions as quickly as you can, and use whatever ideas come to mind. You can write as much or as little as you want, but the point is to let the creative juices flow. Try not to think too much.
Here are some example questions:
Why is the window open?
Who just snuck through that window?
Why did they have to sneak through?
Who is Stephanie?
Why is she so happy?
What is she going to do next?
What are Theresa’s plans for the day?
Why does she hate going to the doctor?
Where are her children?
That’s your first day. Come back next week to get the second creative writing exercise.
There is no greater agnoy than bearing an untold story inside you. – Maya Angelou