I believe writing exercises are a vital part of the writing process. We don’t all have to do all the exercises all the time, but practicing even basic creative writing skills is essential to keeping our writing fresh and interesting, not only for ourselves but also for our readers. I also believe it’s important to demonstrate the skills and values I feel are important to writing. I practice writing all the time, sometimes through formal exercises but often just through the act of writing. This blog is a means of practicing writing. Still, I find value in formal exercises and I think it’s easiest to demonstrate regular practice through a controlled, formal exercise. So, in addition to all the other writing I do day in and day out, every week I’ll practice writing through a formal creative exercise, and each Friday I’ll post the exercise and the results in my blog.
For the list of exercises and blog entries, look for the “Writer’s Notebook” category.
Want to suggest an exercise I should try? Send me an e-mail, or post a comment on this page.