10 Exercises for Authors
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- Better integrate the essential author skills of verbal communication and artistic creation
- Re-use the exercises to continue to deepen the effects of the lessons learned.
- Be more aware of the reader.
- Be more aware of word choice and its effects on narration.
- You'll need to set up your preferred writing environment - your laptop or your notepad.
In this course you will learn over a dozen repeatable exercises that will teach you something new not only about writing in general, but about your own writing, every time you repeat them.
You'll learn not only through exercises, but why exercises are effective, and what they are really for. You'
Almost all the exercises integrate multiple writing techniques, but more importantly, integrate imaginative and linguistic techniques in exactly the way that great authors write:
- description and emotion
- action and description
- action and emotion
- dialog and description
- show, tell and feel
- author perception and reader perception
You don't learn creativity by rote-learning formulas and methodologies. Creative process isn't a process.
You're an author, or you want to become one, and you know that writing is partly about applying techniques, but mostly it's about producing a coherent whole. Mostly, it's about bringing together everything at once.
- People who want to become authors, and authors who want to hone both their craft and their art
Perhaps the biggest obstacle to learning in any discipline, but in particular in learning a creative art, is understanding what exercises are for.
It's pretty obviously that practice improves your technique. If you go to life-drawing classes, you'll get to practice your technique at drawing from life. But exercises will teach you even more. Artists fill up notebooks with details - page after page of hands, eyes, joints. These exercises improve their control of the pencil, of course; that's what practice and repetition do. But exercises affect your thinking. They affect your perception.
After you've filled up a notebook with nothing but thumbs, you see thumbs differently.
Writing exercises will help you to see creative writing differently.
A one part exercise about dialog and being aware of the reader.
A 3 part imagination exercise with an optional written exercise.
Difficulty varies from one author to another. Feedback is encouraged!