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#1 of 10 Old 05-16-2007, 05:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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hi all i think i am finally ready to dive into the writing world. but i find it too daunting and i need to find a discipline about it.

where do i find simple writing exercises online. where it gives u a topic to write on. i searched here and on google but didnt come up with anything constructive.

its like being given a topic to write on. i am to uninspired to come up with something myself. i need a topic to inspire me.

i would appreciate any help.

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try googling "writing prompts"

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it woudl really help if i used the right verbage wouldnt it. i was going : trying to find it on google.

so thank you i found a tonne.

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I highly recommend the book "Pen on Fire" by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett. It has excellent advice for writer moms and lots of exercises to get you going. This is actually great for all levels of writers. I found it really helpful for making small chunks of time productive.

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Another great book for inspiration is The Creativity Book by Eric Maisel. This gives a years worth of creativity exercises.

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Another great book for inspiration is The Creativity Book by Eric Maisel. This gives a years worth of creativity exercises.
absolutley this one

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I am currently using The Writer's Workbook
http://www.amazon.com/Writers-Workbo...9609494&sr=1-1

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I just got this one about a week ago and I am absolutley loving it. I look forward to this everyday now! it has a prompt for each day then the book is divided into months and each chapter is about various topics pertaining to writing of course. nice! I just read the first page of June and had to come post about this book!

I think I like it so much because the prompts can be deep or not depending on your mood. for instance today's is,

write about,
something to hold on to..

http://www.amazon.com/Writers-Book-D...0714683&sr=8-1

btw can we list our favorite writing prompt sites here? oh and just a tip, if you google "journaling prompts" you will come up with some more great ones too.

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I can't believe this no one has mentioned THE ARTIST WAY by Julia Cameron.... it is like a 12 step workbook for writers (and all creative people) that will get you on the ball if you make it thru all 12 weeks which was hard for me. When I did it changed my life!!!

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What about Grammar Girl?
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