Writing Exercises For The Brand New Creative Year (And An 80s Montage)!

Blimey, an exclamation mark! And another! Yes, it’s the new year, that time when all roads point to Busy and Art and Stuff.

So, without further ado, here are a few videos I found on exercises to get those writing muscles all flexing and wibbly (my my, your writing hands are ripped). Firstly, though, for any of you who like to keep things weird, here are a couple of books I found useful: Architectures of Possibility: After Innovative Writing by Lance Olsen, Surrealist Games by Various and Instigation: Creative Prompts On The Dark Side by Michael Arnzen. It won’t be easy but you can do it. I believe in you. Just watch the montage at the end and you’ll have a book in ten minutes.

A Writing Teacher’s Favorite Exercises. Apparently this lady wrote a ‘classic’ book called Bird By Bird full of ways to get the creative goo flowing from your ears.

Easy Writing Exercise/Game

Writing Original Stories: Three Exercises

Poetry writers need exercise too. This girl is quite jolly, plus she has multi-coloured cats on her T Shirt: Poetry Writing Exercise

Here is an entire conversation between horror writer Jack Ketchum and editor Laurie Lamson discussing exercise book NOW WRITE! SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND HORROR. There’s lots of exercises by lots of writer type people. In Conversation: Jack Ketchum and Laurie Lamson

There we have it1 Good luck and I’ll see you on the other side. Do keep me updated and for anyone in a hurry, here’s an 80s book montage by Danger Slater:

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