Exercises For Creative Writing
If you have time for a "Part II" to this exercise, have each pair revise their dialogue set to include a couple of "beats" or the the "action tags" that show the small actions characters take as they engage in dialogue.For example: During this creative writing activity, encourage group members to ask questions that reveal character, rather than only questions about appearance.For some, creative writing can be less stress-inducing than writing that must follow rigorous academic conventions.Try these starters: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs 4.0 License.
I hope the ideas here will also be of use to writers looking for warm-up exercises or story starters.
With these components or ones inspired by a more conventional poem, individuals may construct a story. Whichever side one takes, the other's must take the opposing view.
Have each pair politely and respectfully debate their subject for five or ten minutes.
Behind him, nothing but ash-colored sky, bare trees, and plumes of smoke belching from the factory in the distance.
A lone sparrow rested on a branch, one beady eye watching.