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Mine a group’s dynamic for plot

This entry is part 39 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 39 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints Quick scene writing exercise Groups of people provide potential story starters. We all know a group dynamic starts within minutes. Individuals take on roles and jockey for position. A group can be a terrific catalyst for a scene and start some kind of…

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Start your story in the middle of action

This entry is part 37 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 37 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints Begin writing in medias res Readers today have little patience for the long, unfolding story setups of the past. They want action, demand movement. Today’s writers often take their cue from an old literary phrase that is all about beginning a story, a chapter,…

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Every photo has a story

This entry is part 32 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 32 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints  Quick creative writing exercise So you’ve had a hard week and all you want to do is throw yourself onto the couch and veg in front of the TV. Sounds great but you know that won’t help you get anymore writing accomplished. What…

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Friday Prompt: Writing emotions

This entry is part 31 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 31 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsThe 5-minute writing sprint Creative writing exercises are a great way to stoke your creativity and prod your muse. Instead of a verbal sprint, we’re using a visual one. You can use this exercise as a warm-up for more weekend writing. The exercise consists…

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Friday Prompts 03: Being silly

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Impromptu Prompts

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Impromptu PromptsHow’s the writing going? Need a bit of a push, maybe a reason to pick up that pen or tap those keys? Check out the image below, feel the emotion, and write for the next five minutes. Let us know how it went. Ready?…

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