Writing exercises make lots of sense. Simply put, the more you write, the better you become. However, a bit of challenge every now and then will push you forward. Otherwise, sticking to the same things every single day will lead to stagnation. All in all, here are some of the best exercises you can try to get yourself writing.
The color game
The color game is simple and straightforward. You may need to get a pen and a notebook – or you can use a notebook application on your smartphone. Pick a color. It can be a random color or just pick one from a hat.
Go outside and walk for 15 or 20 minutes. Look for that color. Notice all the things in that color. Write all these things down. As you get back home, write about each of these things. The exercise also works on your observation skill – do not pay too much attention to small details, just write whatever you can remember.
Love and hate
Go out there in the evening and look at the moon. Go back inside and write about it. Describe your love, as well as all the things you like about it. Write about it as if you love it. Once you are done, you can do the exact same thing from a different perspective – write about it as if you hate it.
This exercise goes with pretty much everything. Also, give yourself a specific amount of words or paragraphs for each composition.
Chances are you will often use the same words over and over again when you write something. How about boosting your vocabulary a little? List five things you hate touching, as well as five things you love touching. Find at least five adjectives to describe each of them.
You can try this exercise for other things too, not to mention other senses.
Practice your dialogue
This is one of the best writing exercises to improve your dialogue and perspective. Stick to about a page or around 500 words. Choose two different characters – a different tone, a different approach, and so on. You can only use their own language to underline their speaking differences.
This should be dialogue only – you do not have to mention that he said this and she said that.
Use your imagination
Go into your kitchen or your living room. Look around. Pick a totally random item. Write a day of your life through the perspective of that object. What does that object see? What does it think about it? How do you use it? Does it like being used? Stick to a page only. You can then come up with another page as a dialogue between you and that object.
Train your intuition
Whether it comes to your intuition or your creativity, this is one of the best writing exercises you can try. Go to a park with your laptop – or perhaps a pen and a notebook. There should be lots of people around you. Choose a character and write half a page about them. Find a couple and write a story about what you thin they talk about – based on the body language.
You can write about clothes, dressing style, expression, hairstyles and so on. Doing this exercise for a few hours once a week will most likely enhance your capability to describe people, moments, and dialogues.
Write a story. It should have a paragraph – may be less than 10 lines. It should have a maximum of 100 words. It can be anything – you could have a talking kettle or a robot. Come up with ten different stories every few days. Just use your imagination – it could be anything, but it has to make a bit of sense.
As a short final conclusion, these are some of the most efficient writing exercises you can try out. Obviously, you can write about anything and everything with training purposes. However, chances are you will run out of ideas at times – this is when such exercises kick in.
Generally speaking, the more you train, the better you will be at this job. Fortunately, writing is about imagination and creativity, so set them free.