The Write-Brain Workbook
The Write-Brain Workbook : 'Hodge Podge' Creative Writing Exercise

The Write-Brain Workbook 20 Day Challenge | Day 16

‘Hodge Podge’ Creative Writing Exercise

By Bonnie Neubauer | Free PDF Download | 11/1/15

'Hodge Podge' Writing Instructions

Hodge Podge1. Download and print the free Hodge Podge creative writing exercise page.

2. Write the name of a neighbor from your childhood:

  • Write an expression that a friend overuses:
  • Write a relative’s odd personality quirk:
  • Write a physical attribute you wish you had:

This is now your name, an expression you overuse, your personality quirk, and your physical attribute. Write in the first person from this perspective. Start with: Not to burst your bubble...

This 'Hodge Podge' creative writing exercise is published with permission and is just one of 400 activities from Bonnie Neubauer's revised and expanded Write Brain Workbook.

Take the Next Step

If you could put your name plus one word describing your writer-self inside a clear bubble that will travel the globe and be seen by millions, what would that one word be? (If you’re having trouble, list many words and eliminate some daily.)

Next: Day 17: 'Invisible Ink' Exercise

Bonnie NeubauerBonnie Neubauer is the inventor of the Story Spinner and author of the revised and expanded deluxe edition of The Write-Brain Workbook. More »
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