At every meeting we try to have a writing exercise to help our
members think and/or rethink about the work they are doing by focusing on a specific
element of writing or by helping them rethink how they develop the things they
write. As a service to our members, PWU will post the writing exercise(s) from
our most recent meeting on the web.
Our Featured Writing Exercises Our:
This is an exercise I use to get new ideas. Inspired by the opening scene from
Fantasia, this exercise starts off by sitting down and listening to a piece of
music. It can be any song you want. I prefer to use instrumental pieces, but songs
with lyrics are good too. It's best to listen to one piece at a time. After the
song is finished, you can replay the song again and write what comes into your
mind as you listen to it.
From Line(s) To Scene(s)
This is a good for creating a scene. First, Come up with somer random lines. Then
pick one and use it to start a scene, end a scene, or use it somewhere in the
middle of your scene.
In the past we have had discussion on the following aspects of writing: Character
Development, Imagery, Plot, Setting Vs, Scene, and Dialogue. If you wish to see
these discussion exercises, go to the "Files
Section" of the Yahoo Group to download them.
PWU has also compiled a list of all our writing exercises for
the use of our members. This list will be updated with every PWU metting.
here to download a list of all of our exercises.
here to download examples of these exercises.