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By Bonnie Neubauer | Updated September 9, 2018
Get creative with these writing prompts and exercises from Take Ten for Writers! Each of these writing activities features 10 different variables, so every exercise can be done 10 unique times with 10 very different results! These prompts will help you:
Learn how using creative math in blending a prefix, root, and suffix to create a brand new word translates into combining life experiences in larger pieces of writing.
A biopic dramatizes the life of person, sometimes stretching the truth. Use a riveting, recent event from your life to write your own biopic's opening scene.
Develop your own unique writing voice by telling an engaging story about your life in voice other than first-person narration.
A walk in nature offers multiple benefits to your writing. You're lost in the woods; what happens next?
The touches of slang or lingo added to your dialogue and narrative to make your writing sound more realistic. Here’s a chance to try your hand at some Lingo-istics.
A nice way to develop characters or to flesh out existing ones is to write lists they might carry around. Practice writing lists as a way to to sketch out a character given in this exercise.
If you’re stuck in the middle of a piece, ask yourself some non-related Seuss-like “what if” questions to get through your block. Think of Dr. Seuss or other children's books.
Become a full-time writer and inherit two million dollars, with just one stipulation or you lose it all. Which one will you choose to fulfull?
Similes are comparisons that jazz up your writing. Use this exercise to take the time to honor who you are and celebrate the differences that make your writing creativity unique.
When it comes to vocabulary, a thesaurus is a writer’s best friend. Learn how to spice up your writing using uncommon words that mean the same thing.
Bonnie Neubauer is the inventor of the Story Spinner and author of the revised and expanded deluxe edition of The Write-Brain Workbook. ...