Cambridge Writers’ Group: Exercises

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Thursday May 10, 2007

 

Take 15 – 20 minutes to complete one of these exercises.

 

1.  Close your eyes and focus on the first image that comes into your mind.  Jot down a list of words describing that image. Use that list as inspiration for a free write.  

 

2.  Write down a favorite quote. Circle it. Then compose a list of words describing how the quote makes you feel. Write a short free write whose central theme or character employs those emotions in some way.

 

3. "'Maybe this time it will work,' I thought even as I felt myself succumbing.. " Let this sentence serve as a jumping off point for your writing.       

 

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