Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Exploring Writing Resources.

I've just taken over the writing group and I have to plan things to do at the meetings. Well, I'm a total novice and I'm not going to reinvent the wheel. I've been looking at writing resources for new writers and writing exercises we can do in a short amount of time.

I have a pad of revision cards and I'm adding an exercise per card so they can be reused in the future.

I'm trying to combine whatever resource I find with an exercise for everyone to try. This month I printed out a list of emotions and we all wrote one scene using a negative list and another using a positive list. Extra points for those who managed to make a creepy story using the positive list.

One of the things I ensure is that the author's details are on the sheets I print out, with their websites. Jami Gold is a very good resource. I used her beat sheets list, and suggested the writers use her interactive site.

I'm at the very start of finding resources and if you have suggestions or resources of your own, please leave a comment. I appreciate any help, not only for the writing group, but to improve my own writing.

One of the writing group gave me a brand new exercise.

Write a sentence. 
Now write a scene making it the first line, and another scene making it the last line.

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