The Write-Brain Workbook
The Write-Brain Workbook : 'Time Traveler' Creative Writing Exercise

The Write-Brain Workbook 20 Day Challenge | Day 19

‘Time Traveler’ Creative Writing Exercise

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

‘Time Traveler’ Writing Instructions

Time Traveler1. Download and print the free Time Traveler creative writing exercise page.

2. Here’s an opportunity to travel back in time and write short, unrelated paragraphs about four real-life events (or partially real-life events) from your past.

Pick a series of four topics about which you will write four unrelated, short paragraphs.

  • a birthday, corn, your thumb, a dog
  • toes, a cake, a compass, swimming
  • vanilla, a scar, wanting something, a prize
  • a flashlight, potatoes, a mistake, a neighbor
  • your knee, onions, missing out, stars
  • an ocean, grapes, a big purchase, sneezing
  • chewing gum, waiting, a wish, your hair
  • a female relative, cookies, a bicycle, coffee
  • a competition, a towel, a male relative, cereal
  • your stomach, tomatoes, a bathing suit, getting hurt

For all four paragraphs, start with this phrase: I wasn’t …

This 'Time Traveler' creative writing exercise will always exist in the future and is published with permission as one of 400 activities from Bonnie Neubauer's revised and expanded Write Brain Workbook.

Take the Next Step

If you’re tracking your writing progress by time spent writing but find you’re procrastinating a lot … STOP. Start tracking your procrastination time instead. Getting a grip on when you procrastinate (in terms of the time of day or the phase of your creative process) is valuable information. Once you determine a pattern, you will be able to channel your time and energy in such a way that stops contributing to the procrastination and allows you to do more writing.

Next: Day 20: 'Truth is Stranger Than Fiction'

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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