Writing exercises from ages 6-60. Marg presents 15 exercises to help the creative writer in you to experiment, inspire and recharge your literary juices. Writing helps the brain, improves the imagination and fosters connection.
Choose opposites, for example, large, small/ hot, cold/ introvert, extrovert. Describing these opposites giving examples. Be creative and innovative.
Use a metaphor to write about the sea, moon, mountain, love, kindness and loss.
From a different point of view – write a poem by a cockroach, lion, parrot and dog.
Use a calendar photograph – write 10 words to describe the image. Imagine a conflict and tension, now write a possible scenario.
Write to a friend about separation and divorce.
From a six- year old’s point of view, write about a missing favorite object, or a pet.
Write 20 active verbs that work well with a dog.
Cut out newspaper words and head- lines. Create a simple story beginning using one or more of these.
Write a thank you letter to your best friend
Write rhyming words that suit a poem on flight, or space.
Write a review of a book in 3 sentences.
What is your favorite food. Describe the meal using all the senses.
Starters – If I had magical powers, Once I loved… Fear of water.
Write the story of your life in a list, using numbers.
Take similes and turn them into metaphors. Her hair was like a waterfall. Her waterfall hair.