Creative Writing Excercises



Awesome Creative Writing Exercises


1. Breaking Bad Writing Excercise

Write something deliberately bad, without breaking the rules of spelling or grammar. You might want to poke fun at other writing styles, or your own.

  • Include the phrase “No, this is definitely tomato paste.”

Read some deliberately bad stories written to this exercise

  1. The Man With The Scary Eyes | Alex Braude
  2. Double Crossed | Bamber McG
  3. The Unbearable Lightness of Black Holes | Jason Fink
  4. A Teardrop In My Heart | Cory O’Neile
  5. The Doorbell | Maya Spore

2. Fake Review Writing Exercise

Imagine a made up film or television show (or use a real one if that helps) and writing a scathing, satirical, or overly enamoured review about it from the POV of a character of your choosing.

Read some of the stories written to this creative writing exercise

3. Inanimate Object Writing Exercise

Write about an inanimate object that comes to life. It could be a clock or pair of gloves, a vest or a jar of peanut butter. Give this new being a name and write about their adventures in the first moments of them coming to life*

*Currently part of the NiTH Writing Contest (Check it out)

4. Character Study Writing Exercise

Create a character who has trouble connecting with others. Their problem might be physical, emotional or mental. Come up with a resolution, even if its temporary.

Read some of the stories written for this prompt

5. You’re a star

You don’t win awards or pull top billing without breaking a few hearts, making a few enemies, and leaving a few people… and bodies… behind.

6. Multi Focal

Your mind’s all over the place and you can’t concentra… what’s that? Just a squirrel… Anyway you just need to focus for a bit to get his story… Wow that really is a big squirrel…

7. Arrow To The Knee

“It wasn’t so long ago that I was destined for greatness. People knew me. They knew my face, that knew what I was about. Then I took an arrow to the knee.”

8. Deep House

We came to the country to get away from things. To spend more time together as a family. But this house, it’s so much bigger than our old apartment. It just keeps going, and going, and going.

9. Fully Functional

When was the last time you go things done. I mean, really got things done? Meditrance is a patented chemical composite that can be ingested in both pill and liquid form. Best thing about it? It’s guaranteed to make you a Fully Functional, efficient, powerful machine.

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