Chris Dunmire : 10 Delightfully Quirky Writing Exercises
10 Delightfully Quirky
and Fun Writing Exercises
By Chris Dunmire
Bonnie Neubauer, author of The Write-Brain Workbook: 366 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing has partnered with Creativity Portal® in providing 10 of her most quirky and innoFUNive downloadable prompts from her book for educators and writers to enjoy.
Each exercise is designed to help writers:
- Unlock writer’s block
- Experiment with different ways to approach writing
- Learn about your own unique writing process
- Write without the pressure of preconceived expectations
- Expand how you see yourself as a writer
Parents, teachers, students, creativity- and writing coaches, and writers at all levels are encouraged to use these free writing prompts exercises on Creativity Portal®. Each features a language lesson, a writing challenge, and encouragement to take the ‘next step’, as well as a full-color PDF exercise page from the book to download and print.
These 10 exercises (listed in alphabetical order) include a variety of creative and imaginative approaches to thinking, expressing, and solving challenges in writing:
AMBIDEXTROUS: Using your least-dominant hand to write about early memories and experiences.
MUSE-INGS: A unique opportunity to invite your muse in (or invent your own).
ONE SILL A BULL: All-in-one pen fun!
ONOMATOPOEIA: Clever wordplay with relationships between words and meanings.
REVENGE OF THE JOURNAL: Writing from an unexpected, contrasting point of view.
RUN-ON: Relishing in the rule-breaking freedom of free-writing and being unpunctual.
TOOTH FAIRY: Creating humorous and dynamic lives of characters.
SCRIBBLE ONE: Playing with word tiles and cryptograms.
SIDEWAYS GLANCE: Approaching writing from an unexpected point of view or unique angle.
STATES OF MIND: Using geography and containers to shape writing fears.
These sampler exercises are just the beginning! Get more lessons from The Write-Brain Workbook by visiting BonnieNeubauer.com or by purchasing the book through your favorite bookseller. •
© 2012 Chris Dunmire. All rights reserved.
Creativity Portal® founder and publisher Chris Dunmire works to inspire others to their highest creative good. As a professional graphic designer and Master Kaizen-Muse™ creativity coach, Chris uses her innate gifts and talents to learn, teach, and connect with others to flourish in this miraculous thing we call life. More »