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28.04.2017 22:34    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Prompts      Tags: writing prompt  internet writers workshop  

Each of us needs a little urging at time to write and create. These 20 minute daily exercises will assist you in doing exactly that.

Each day a new topic or thought will be posted. Clear your mind, and then just let all the ideas that pop up come pooring out. You are encouraged to write for about 20 minutes. This will be fun and interesting and may lead to a longer story or even an idea for a book. Have fun, enjoy and share.

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Writing Prompt Topic: Missing A's


Can you describe a landscape, a person, an interior, a storm, a day in summer, an emotion without using adjectives? Can you write an action scene without adverbs?

Imagine this well-known phrase, "It was a dark and stormy night," without the "dark" and "stormy" modifiers. Perhaps … “During the night, clouds veiled the moon, and sleet rattled across the roof." No adjectives. No adverbs. However, a reader might picture a dark and stormy night.

You may find that it’s difficult to compose a story without the help of descriptive words – a few A’s might slip into your story – but the task should not prove impossible.

Try to adjust your writing style to meet the challenge of this exercise.

Exercise: In 400 words or less, write a scene without using an adjective or an adverb.

In your critique, decide if the writer’s scene fits the exercise. Did he/she create a story without modifiers? What did or didn't work for you? Give your reasons. Do you have suggestions?


Have fun!


This exercise first appeared at the Internet Writers Workshop

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