This creative writing exercise is from Take Ten for Writers by Bonnie Neubauer
Take Ten for Writers • No. 32 Creative Writing Exercise
By Bonnie Neubauer | Updated July 15, 2018
Think of a fairly recent event from your life that has some emotion, drama, suspense, humor, or action in it. It’s best if there are at least two people involved, and you are the main character. You are now going to tell this story, but in a voice other than the usual first-person narration.
Pick a number between 1 and 10: ________.
Find your number below. This is the voice that will tell the story.
Find your number here. This is the voice that will tell the story.
Now TAKE TEN minutes and WRITE!
One of the biggest benefits of doing a lot of writing practice is that it helps you develop your own writing voice. This voice is unique to you. It's what you bring to the table. It's not just your style, it's your perspective. It's also your passions and the collection of your experiences. It's your beliefs, desires, and memories. It's how you see, hear, smell, feel, and taste the world. In essence, it is you on paper, and it is as unique as your fingerprints. Keep practicing, and your writing voice will continue to emerge in its beautiful and raw way.
©2009 Bonnie Neubauer. All rights reserved.
Bonnie Neubauer is the inventor of the Story Spinner and author of the revised and expanded deluxe edition of The Write-Brain Workbook. ...
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