Tag Archives: Writing Exercises

The 7 Day Writing Challenge – Day 7; A Poem About Soap

  And here is the last post of this weeks’ writing challenge. A fun way to end the week – I have to write a poem about soap! Oh! bar of soap¬† Can’t you see? What positives you have done For humanity? Ridding our skins Of smells And sins Yes, you are the saviour Of […]

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7 Day Writing Challenge – Day 5; Dear Me….Write A Letter To Myself

  This one was interesting seeing as I had to write the letter at the start of the day but as if I was writing it at the END of the day. I felt a little silly sitting there in my pj’s writing about what a constructive day I had had, almost predicting what I […]

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7 Day Challenge – Day 4; A 5 Minute Free-Write

Today’s challenge is to spend 5 minutes in complete silence with ¬†zero distractions and write about what manifests during this time. I know that this is quite a common writing exercise but to be honest, the last time I have done this was during a high school English class! Wow – that was a long […]

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Emotional Writing

  What drives an individual to write? Apart from the obvious reasons (you like to write; you want to write; you need to write; you are a writer) is there an emotional element that pushes us to our laptops/pens/notebooks? Some people eat when they are emotional. So is there such a thing as emotional writing? […]

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Know Thyself Challenge – The End Has Come

I have been a little awol over the past few days – and through no fault of my own! End of term and my son’s social life is to blame! Oh – and I indulged in some socialising too, which I am glad I did. I needed time away from the computer. But I’m back, […]

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Know Thyself Challenge: Days 19 and 20; Revision and Support

It’s hard to write when you’re ill. I’ve had the flu for the past few days and I haven’t been in the mood. The other night, I forced myself to blog. Last night? Meh. I’m much better today – thank God – because if it’s one thing I hate, its being sick. Bound to my […]

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Know Thyself Challenge Day 11; Research Time

I do hope you can all participate and answer today’s challenge question. It’s quite an interesting one – interesting it’s a topic that is very close to my heart! The question today is: How much of your writing time is purely research? I LOVE research. I’m a natural-born researcher. I could spend an entire night […]

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Know Thyself Challenge Days 9 And 10; Voicing Your Process

So after my self-congratulatory post yesterday, I am back to the Know Thyself Challenge – brought to you by Writer’s Relief. Actually, before I begin, I just wanted to say that I’ve given this challenge some thought – and I want to shake it up a little. I really enjoyed my Guest Post Series (where […]

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Know Thyself Challenge Day #3: What’s The Best Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Since I started blogging, I have a filled an entire notebook with advice from different bloggers but the general consensus is: KEEP WRITING. Bad writing? Check. Good writing? Check. Mediocre? Stupid? One word? I-cant-believe-I’ve-written-this-crap? DO IT. It’s hard to maintain momentum when what you’ve written belongs in the rubbish. Case in point; my current WIP […]

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Know Thyself Challenge Day #2: Writing Weakness

Today’s question on the Writer’s Relief Know Thyself 30 Day Challenge is: What is your biggest writing weakness, and what do you think you need to change to work on it? Ooohh…..how long you got??? I’d say my top writing weakness would be not making enough time to actually write. I guess I could blame […]

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