Writing Exercises

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‘Writing Exercises’ features recommend tried and tested story prompts, idea generators, crafting solutions, and writing approaches.


An Exercise in Perspective in Four Parts – from Loree Westron

An Exercise in Structure – from Carolyn Thomas

Are You Sitting Comfortably – from Holly Dawson

Can We Time Travel in Short Fiction – from Alex Ruczaj

Don’t Be Afraid to Get it Wrong – from Lynda Nash

Do You Need to Keep a Notebook? – from Sally O’Reilly

Forget Show and Tell – from Lynda Nash

How to Create a Sense of Movement in a Story – from Shaun Levin

How Not to Lose Short Story Competitions – from Lynda Nash

How to Perform an Exclamectomy – from Mary O’Donnell

I Can’t Stand the Suspense – from Lynda Nash

The Journey – from Isabel Ashdown

Meet Your Inner Mentor – from Rin Simpson

Overcoming Bumps, Blocks and Barricades – from Lynda Nash

Pick and Mix – from Rin Simpson

Plot Soup – from Sarah Dobbs

Read All About It – from Annabelle Carvell

The Short Story Day Trip – from Doug Crandell

Starting Block – from Lynda Nash

The Strange World of ASBOs – from Jane Rusbridge

Taboo – from Jo Gatford

Thinking Outside the Box – from Lynda Nash

The Tip of the Iceberg – from David Frankel

To Tweet, or Not to Tweet – from Emma Strong

Writer’s Road Trip – from Patricia Ann McNair

Writing in the Dark – from Lynda Nash

Your Tips for Writing Short Stories – from Hannah Radcliffe and our Twitter followers