25 Writing Exercises That’ll Give Your Content More Punch and Power

27 Creative Writing Exercises That’ll Punch Up Your Writing

by Mel Wicks


Creative writing exercises are a great way to train your writing muscles. Ready to flex? Read on.

Wouldn’t you love to smash your content out of the ring every time?

To always land that knockout blow, just like your writing idols?

Imagine having the same audience of cheering fans, clamoring to read your next post (or to buy your first book as a published author).

Yep. That’s the dream, alright.

But let’s face reality. When you sit down to write new content, it never quite measures up to the greats. (How do they make it look so easy?)

You’d love to write like the heavyweight blogging champions that inspired you to start a blog in the first place, but right now you feel more like the puny guy at the punching bag. You may as well grab another soda and flop in front of the TV.

But don’t throw in the towel just yet.

You may not write like those blogging champions now, but that doesn’t mean you never will. If you exercise your writing muscles, you too can make money blogging and become one of the greats.

How to Exercise Your Writing Muscles and Become a Blogging Heavyweight

Exercise. (Groan.) Who needs it?

You do. We all do.

If you want to be physically fit, you need to exercise your body. And if you want to produce powerful, punchy content, you need to exercise your writing muscles. It’s a no-brainer.

But that doesn’t mean you just write every day without any training regimen.

Sure, daily writing practice might get you there eventually, but creative writers and copywriters will exercise with precision.

They will take 15-30 minutes every day to train specific skills. And they won’t just train once and think they’re done. They will go back and train the same writing skill over and over, until they have it down pat.

That’s how you want to approach the writing tips below.

When you do them for the first time, you might feel clumsy and unnatural. But after a few weeks of hard work, you’ll quickly notice a difference.

That’s how exercise works.

Ready to get started?

Then take town that poster of Arnold Schwarzenegger and pin-up William Shakespeare, because we’re about to max out on creative writing prompts and story inspiration.

Let’s the writing gym!

7 Writing Exercises That’ll Make You Fearless in the Writing Ring

Most writers hold back when they write. They’re afraid to open up and show all of themselves, terrified they’ll be rejected or ridiculed. And if it’s a paid writing assignment for a client? Forget about it. It’s a recipe for writer’s block and staring at a blank page.

The most powerful writers are fearless. They bleed everything they have onto the page, making people wince, gasp, sob or seethe. Every blog post, poem, or story idea connects on a deep level because they’re not scared to be vulnerable.

If you want your writing to connect like that, you must train yourself to release your suppressed emotions, embrace your creative flow, and write with brutal honesty.

powerful writers are fearless

It’s hard to put all of yourself out there, but once you master the technique, it’s like unshackling the chains. You will connect with your readers on an entirely new level.

Every creative writing exercise listed below will train you to be fearlessly vulnerable.

1. Tell Your Best Friends Why They Suck

I’m sure you love your friends dearly, but let’s be honest, sometimes they annoy the heck out of you.

Write a letter to each of your friends, telling them what you hate about them. Tell them everything you wish they’d stop doing and saying.

Don’t actually send it — I don’t want to be responsible for ruining all your friendships — but don’t hold anything back.

And when you’re done, move on to family members, coworkers, and so on.

2. Confront the First Person Who Broke Your Heart

Write them the letter you’ve been penning in your head since the day they reached into your chest, ripped out your heart, and left it bleeding at your feet.

Tell them about the physical pain and every emotion you felt at that moment. The ones that are seared into your brain forever.

3. Recall Your Most Painful Experiences

Think about the most painful experiences in your life — the ones that didn’t just make you shed a tear or two, but made you bawl bucketloads.

Try freewriting them. Write an account of those occasions and let all the emotions flood out.

You should be dripping tears onto your keyboard while you do this.

4. Confess Your Deepest, Darkest Secret

Write about a secret that you’ve kept locked away out of embarrassment — something about yourself that nobody knows and that you don’t want anybody to know. Now’s the time to unleash the beast.

Remember, whatever you write is for your eyes only, and once you’re done, you can tear it up right away.

5. Write Down the Worst Thing That Could Ever Happen

What’s that one thing that you constantly worry will happen? What’s that one recurring nightmare that makes you wake up screaming and sobbing?

Whatever it is, write about it. Get it all on the page and face your monsters.

6. Put it All Down on Paper

Grab a pen and a piece of paper. Start writing.

Don’t edit your words. Heck, don’t even pay attention to the words you’re writing. Just get them down on paper and let the creative juice flow.

In The Artist’s Way (affiliate link), Julia Cameron recommends creating three pages of “stream of consciousness” writing (also known as “free writing”) every single morning. She calls this writing exercise “Morning Pages” and it’s a great way to flex your creative muscles.

7. Describe Your Most Mortifying Moment

Everyone has a moment they wish they could erase. The shame and indignity of something you said or did. The toe-curling embarrassment that still makes you groan in agony whenever the memory pops into your head.

Put it down in writing. Remember every mortifying detail. Relive the humiliation and spew it all onto the page.

6 Writing Exercises That’ll Get Your Writing Style in Perfect Shape

When you talk, you use more than your voice. You use inflections, hand gestures and body language to add emphasis and personality. But as a creative writer, your words must have power. Each one has to count.

Your content shouldn’t just get the message across, it should do so with flair and gusto. It should be so pleasing to read that readers flow from line to line.

write with flair and gusto

That’s why every serious writer should spend serious time honing their writing style until it’s almost flawless.

1. Copycat Your Writing Heroes

One of the best ways to develop a strong writing style is to copy your favorite writers by hand — as in, pen to paper.

Pick a blogger or bestseller whose voice you admire and copy their content, word for word; every long emotional paragraph to every simple sentence. Don’t think too hard about it. Just go with it.

As you write out their words, you’ll internalize their writing style, their pace and rhythm, their grammar, their word choice, and their sentence structure.

Make no mistake. This is one of the most powerful ways to sharpen your writing skills and build creative muscle.

2. Replicate the Rhetoric from JFK and MLK

Famous speeches, like those from John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, often use rhetorical devices to strengthen their message.

See this example, where JFK repeats the same phrase at the beginning of each sentence.

 What we need in the United States is not  division.  What we need in the United States is not  hatred.  What we need in the United States is not  violence and lawlessness; but is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another.

Or see this example, where MLK uses several rhetorical devices in a row:

 When we let  freedom ring,  when we let  it ring  from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city , we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children,  black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics , will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual,  “Free at last! Free at last!  Thank God Almighty,  we are free at last! 

These are marvelous writing tools you can use to make your content explode with power.

To get a good feel for them, google the transcripts of famous speeches, see if you can spot where they use rhetorical devices like the ones above, and then rewrite them to fit into five different contexts.

For example, you might rewrite JFK’s words as such:

What we need as [GROUP] is not [BAD THING #1]. What we need as [GROUP] is not [BAD THING #2]. What we need as [GROUP] is not [BAD THING #3]. What we need is [GOOD THING.]”!

The goal of this writing exercise is to practice these techniques until your brain absorbs the rhythm and inflection and it becomes second nature to recognize where to include rhetorical devices in your writing.

3. Eliminate 20%

Rambling sentences are a turn-off. Powerful content uses short and pacey sentences that are easy to read and simple to grasp.

That’s why you should train yourself to write concisely.

Select one of your old posts and rewrite it, paragraph by paragraph. Your goal is to cut around 20% of your total word count without changing the meaning or deleting a point.

Focus on shortening each paragraph itself. Cut flabby words and adverbs, remove redundancy, merge sentences, and replace long-winded phrases with shorter alternatives. You won’t be able to do it for each one, but try.

Do this enough, and eventually conciseness will become a natural part of your writing process.

4. Write Your 400-Word Life Story

Nobody likes reading posts that go off on endless tangents and drag on and on about irrelevant nonsense.

You need to train yourself to omit the fluff and get to the point. You should only ever share the minimal amount that’s needed for the reader to get the picture.

In this exercise, write a story that paints a complete picture of your life, but limit yourself to 400 words. This forces you to focus on the most important events.

You can repeat this exercise with different topics as well. For instance, you might write a 400-word summary of the last movie you watched or the last nonfiction book you bought on Amazon.

5. Write a Movie Dialogue

You don’t want your content to read like an instruction manual. It should read like you’re having a conversation with your readers. This makes them feel more engaged with the content.

Writing fiction can help with this. So, before you write your next post, write a dialogue between yourself and an audience member on the same topic.

Think about how two people would chat (like in the scene of a movie), and reflect this natural flow in your writing.

6. Find Analogies for Everyday Life

Want to be a better writer? Analogies (and their cousins, similes and metaphors) are a writer’s best friend.

They can create powerful imagery, make complex ideas easy to understand, and add color and fun to your writing. But coming up with a great analogy is hard — unless you consistently practice writing them.

So make a list of everything you did or experienced yesterday such as getting up from bed, brushing your teeth, walking the dog, doing yoga, and so on. Now, for each activity, come up with a metaphor or analogy.

For example:

  • Every day I get up, I feel like a zombie. Some dark and evil force (the alarm) wakes me from my ‘rest in peace’. I claw myself out from under the covers and shuffle to the kitchen, moaning and probably drooling a little. I have only one drive at that moment: I must eat (breakfast, not brains), and I won’t stop until my hunger is sated.
  • Brushing with an electric toothbrush is like taking your teeth to the carwash. You push the brush onto each side of your teeth until they’re clean and then you rinse.

Training your brain to make connections between two unrelated things will get your creativity flowing and make you more imaginative. Practice it enough and you’ll find that metaphors and similes will come to you naturally as you tackle your next post or writing project.

Hint: Finding great analogies is crazy-hard. Use this guide to make sure you’re doing it right.

2 Writing Exercises That’ll Give Your Writing a Hilarious Left Hook

Your content shouldn’t just teach and inspire your audience, it should also entertain. And sprinkling in the odd joke here and there can go a long way.

Humor helps you connect with your audience. It makes your content stand out in what may be an otherwise humorless niche, and this means it’s more likely to be remembered.

Don’t worry — you don’t have to become the next Jerry Seinfeld. But with these exercises, you can train yourself to find the funny in the mundane.

1. Look at the World Through Distorted Glasses

One reliable way to make people laugh is to put everything in the world into new and absurd contexts.

You pretend you don’t know what an object or custom is actually for, and then guess at what its true purpose is.

For example, you might look at an iPad and decide it’s a:

  • Frisbee for square people
  • Skating rink for mice
  • Chopping board for the insanely wealthy

See how that works?

Don’t worry about sounding silly. After all, creativity is all about thinking completely outside the box (like, way outside the box).

2. Pile on the Exaggeration

Another good way to go for laughs is to exaggerate something to the point of absurdity.

If you want an example of this in action, see this video of Phyllis Diller talking about her mother-in-law:

YouTube video

Get the picture?

Good. Now brainstorm twenty endings to each of these sentences:

  • My house is so small…
  • My cat is so lazy…
  • My wife is so bossy…
  • My home town is so hick…
  • My job is so boring…

Don’t worry if they’re not all comedy gold. The idea is to practice. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.

And when you’re done with this list, continue practicing. Use things you own or people you know, define a few of their characteristics (e.g., my car is red, tiny, old, guzzles gas, has powerful brakes, etc.), and then make a list of exaggerations.

4 Writing Exercises That’ll Beef Up Your Scene-Painting Skills

Dry content is boring. If you want to evoke a powerful response, you must evoke your reader’s senses.

You must paint tangible scenes, using visual and sensual language to make your words burst off the page in glorious technicolor.

writing that evokes a powerful response

Take this extract from one of Jon Morrow’s most inspiring posts, An Open Letter to Writers Struggling to Find Their Courage. It’s chock-full of words that paint a graphic picture of a fish:

Have you ever watched a fish suffocate?

You go fishing one day with your rod and reel, hook a fish, and reel it in, dragging it out of the water so you can get a better look at your catch. It’s lying on land, its gills pumping furiously, its eyes bulging, its mouth opening and closing in silent screams. Every once in a while, it flips around, trying to work its way back into the water, but it’s no use; the poor thing is hooked.

Minutes pass, and you can see the strength slipping out of it. It fights less and less, its eyes dull, and eventually, it goes still.
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When you read that, can’t you just see the fish flip-flopping in front of you?

Powerful, isn’t it?

Use these exercises to practice painting vivid scenes yourself.

1. Describe the Best (and Worst) Date You Ever Had

What were you wearing? Where did you meet up? What were the first words out of your mouth?

Describe your memories of the date, making them as vivid and tangible as possible.

Don’t tell us she was pretty. Tell us how her sparkling eyes made you tingle from head to toe. Make us picture the scene, hear the sounds, and feel your sensations.

2. Write About Meeting Your In-Laws for the First Time

Was it terrifying? Funny? Heartwarming?

Did your mother-in-law’s eyes laser your heart before her tongue lashed at your soul? Or was she as welcoming as fried chicken at a family barbeque?

3. Recall Your Most Vivid Memory of School

This one speaks for itself. So I’ll just give you an example of my own:

At primary school, I hated rice pudding with a passion. One day I refused to eat it, so my teacher refused to let me leave the table. It was a battle of wills. I sat, arms crossed, staring at the cold, congealed, white mush, with cheap jelly splodged across its yucky skin. Beside me, my teacher cajoled, pleaded, threatened, and silently cursed. I won.

What’s your most vivid memory of school? Describe every detail.

4. Write About Your Greatest Sporting Moment

Write an account of your most glorious sporting achievement, whether you’re an Olympic champion, or you and your brother won the under-fives’ three-legged race at your community fair.

Relive every triumphant moment as you realized you were about to make your own personal version of sporting history.

3 Writing Exercises That’ll Make You Pack a More Persuasive Punch

Your writing must be persuasive if you want it to stick in people’s minds.

It must persuade your readers to see your point of view. It must persuade your readers to believe in themselves. Sometimes, it must persuade readers to buy what you’re selling.

So here are some exercises to practice your persuasion skills.

1. Give Your Younger Self a Pep-Talk

Everyone is a work in progress, which is why one of the best ways to persuade people is to show them a better version of themselves. If you can inspire someone, you can persuade them.

But not everybody is naturally inspirational. That’s why you should practice.

You must have had moments in your past when you could’ve used some words of encouragement — moments when you felt scared, or concerned, or defeated.

Find these moments in your life, and write your younger self a pep-talk. Write down what you needed to hear in that moment. Inspire your younger self to keep their head up and keep going. Show them that better version of themselves.

2. Write a Super-Slick Sales Page for a Dinner Plate

You may not have any products or services on offer yet, but at some point, you probably will. That means you won’t just have to know how to sell, but you’ll have to get over whatever hangups you have about being “salesy.”

Pick an object from your house — something mundane, like a dinner plate, a pencil, or a towel — and write an over-the-top sales pitch for it.

Think about the benefits of the object, and what features it has that makes it stand out against other similar objects. By picking a mundane object, you force yourself to get creative when you think of its unique selling points.

3. Write an Assertive Op-Ed Piece for the New York Times

When you write a blog post, you must write with authority. That means you can’t be wishy-washy with your language and you can’t hold back your opinions because you’re afraid they might rub people the wrong way. (Remember, you have to be fearless.)

Train yourself to be assertive in your writing by picking a controversial topic you feel strongly about and pretending the New York Times asked you to write an op-ed on it.

State your opinion clearly and proudly, avoid ambiguity, and explain in no uncertain terms why you feel the way you feel.

5 Writing Exercises That’ll Strengthen Your Creative Muscles

Everyone loves a good story. And understanding the mechanics of telling a good story will make you a far more engaging writer.

Did you know, for instance, that most great stories follow a three-act structure?

It typically breaks down like this:

  • Act 1: The Set-Up. This act introduces us to the hero and the world they live in. It sets up the status quo and sets up the story’s main conflict by giving the hero a problem to solve or an antagonist to beat.
  • Act 2: The Confrontation. The hero confronts the problem. This act also typically includes the hero gathering the skills, tools, and/or alliances they need to confront the problem.
  • Act 3: The Resolution. The hero solves the problem. Their world has changed for the better.

When you do the exercises below, try and mix things up by writing shorter and longer stories. Write a multi-page short story, then write a three-paragraph story. But apply the three-act structure every time, until you have it down pat.

1. Write Your Own Superhero Story

Imagine you’re a superhero who has to save the world from a terrible evil. Use your real life for inspiration, but sprinkle in fantastical elements to make things more exciting.

Where do you come from? What’s your superpower? Who or what gave you your powers? What’s your kryptonite? Who’s your evil arch-enemy?

Have fun with this one!

2. Write a Series of Café Stories

Sit in a café and observe the people around you. Pick someone who looks interesting. Now, use every ounce of your imagination and write his or her story.

What brought them to this coffee shop? Are they in the first act of their story and about to set off on an adventure, or are they in the third act and recuperating from the adventure they had?

3. Write Crime Thrillers About Your Neighbors

Did you ever see the movie Rear Window? Or have you read this year’s literary thriller, The Woman in The Window? Both follow a similar compelling storyline of someone witnessing a crime in a neighboring house… or did they?

Next time you’re walking your dog around your neighborhood, pay more attention to the homes you pass or look at them in a different way. Now write a synopsis of a short thriller inspired by any of the houses you see (or can see into). Let the front yard, architecture, and possibly the people drive your twisted tale.

4. Write a Graveyard Tale

Go to your local graveyard and wander around the tombstones. Take inspiration from the inscriptions and write a series of short stories about the characters you find.

How did they die? Who did they leave behind? Are they connected to anyone else in the graveyard?

5. Write a Fairy Tale about the Big Bad Wolf

Think of your favorite fairy tales (Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel) and rewrite them from the bad guy’s point of view.

Put yourself in their shoes. Think about what motivated them, what they were trying to achieve, and whether they cared what other people thought of them.

Do the same for each of the main characters in the story (e.g., the mom, the grandma, the woodcutter). And finally, create a new disinterested observer and write the same fairy tale from their point of view.

This will teach you to think more deeply about character development in your stories.

Which of These Creative Writing Exercises is Your Favorite?

You made it!

You’ve completed a full run-through of your writing workout.

All you have to do now is start practicing these exercises for real.

Every day. Every week and every month.

Find two or three exercises or a creative writing prompt that appeals to you and start a regimen for 15-20 minutes a day. After a couple of weeks, pick another two or three and start again.

Keep refreshing them. Keep enthused and keep at it.

Before you know it, you’re going to go from that puny guy at the punching bag to heavyweight writing champion of the world.

Yeah! (Cue Rocky music!)

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Mel Wicks

Mel Wicks is a seasoned copywriter and marketing strategist who helps bloggers and entrepreneurs put the ‘OMG! Where do I sign up?’ oomph to their online marketing; and blogs about the highs and lows of being a nomadic freelance writer.


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82 thoughts on “27 Creative Writing Exercises That’ll Punch Up Your Writing”

  1. Really great post Mel! But of all the exercises you listed, I think the most important would be writing with no fear. Just think about the journalists/commentators on TV who made millions running their mouth about stuff they are not scared to share to tens of millions. Love’em or hate’em, that’s the type of voracity that should be in your blogs. It’s how I got published in the The Washington Post as well: I wrote a very personal and raw dating testimonial for the The Washington Post’s dating section that pissed people off. Did I care? Honestly, no. They were honest words from an honest experience. And apparently the editors appreciated my boldness because I’ve been freelancing for them every since.

    • Love it! That’s exactly right, Monica. “Publish and be damned!” as the Duke of Wellington boldly said. Stay fearless, and thanks for sharing, today and in the Washington Post.
      Cheers, Mel

    • Monica,

      You have to write without fear. Of course, everyone will make mistakes in their writing. But if you don’t mess up in the beginning, how can you grow and learn from your mistakes as a writer? Quick question for you. When you write content for your site, do you manually type? Or do you use speech recognition on your smartphone? And when you do write content, do you have a word count preference?

  2. I’m making it a positive habit now of writing content from my smartphone almost everywhere I go. This way, i hold myself accountable for staying on my A+ game in content marketing and striving for excellence to increase affiliate revenue potential.

  3. After your FABULOUS post, everybody knows it or soon will, wanting (to be a writer) is not enough. It takes the courage to follow through, or as you call it, fearlessness. Many don’t because they’ve got no clue of what it takes, and how much of it, when they begin. I should know 🙂 Your post does a GREAT job of making that clear – it takes (s)miles more than you think. It’s all about exfearience, isn’t it? All your exercises are powerful. My favs, 1-4, 13/14, 19, 21. Calling them exercises rather than work shows you know what you’re talking about because work it is not and exercise is lots more fun to build muscle and develop the oomph to give your writing punchy power, than work.

  4. This is fabulous – thank you, Mel! Where has this been all of my life? And “OMG, where do I sign up??”

    All of these exercises should be in every writer’s daily rotation, just as stretches and toning moves should be in everyone’s physical exercise routine. It’s too easy to get lazy. It’s too easy to get flabby. It’s too easy to skip it “just this once.” The benefit of keeping up is well worth it – in both arenas. Trust me on that one. The first day back after a long absence can be brutal. #whathappened

    Seems to me that some of the by-products of these efforts might even be publish-worthy! Bonus! Can’t wait to get started. You’ve already inspired several ideas. Now where do I start?

    P.S. Thanks, also, for not publishing this on New Year’s Day. #nomoreNewYearsResolutions

    • You’re right. It shouldn’t be a New Year’s resolution – it should be all year. Glad to have inspired you and thanks for your comment, Sandra
      Cheers, Mel
      PS. I hope you did sign up!

      • Sure did! And I’m going to drink a while from the firehose before picking an exercise to do tonight. Nothing like getting that #fireinyourbelly again!

    • Sandra,

      Yes it is too easy to get lazy. But if writing, blogging, and side hustles is something you truly desire to do, you’ll kick yourself in the butt and be like Nike; “Just do it.” 🙂

  5. Hi Mel,

    I cannot agree any less with you on the points you presented in this article. I love the concept of writing fearlessly, write about your pain problems, as well as copycat your writing heroes. Your writing hero might competitors.
    These are remarkable tips that will definitely take your writing to the next level. Do example, your writing heroes have already established writers in your niche market. They have the followers/readership you want to engage with. Copying them or in other words learning from them will set you up for the long run.

    Thanks a lot for sharing Mel.

  6. Great article! Most of this exercises I have already tried to do and I can say they will be useful to every writer, regardless of the level. I also think that the tips outlined in the article on AnswerShark about writing of expository essay will also help in the component of proper planning of this type of work. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Incredibly helpful read Mel, so many great tips! Although I know there’s always room for improvement, it rarely becomes a priority, however your article gave some interesting ways to actually make it happen, so thank you!!

    • Anne, you are right.

      I wasn’t surprised when I saw that Mel is a copywriter.

      Copywriters are good with writing long but highly engaging blog posts.

      Thanks Mel… I have Learnt something new.


      • Such a thoughtful post. That being said, here are few of the concerns: It’s really important to define your target audience instead of giving a serious thought about SEO or Google when you’re just starting out.

        Majority of the beginner bloggers always ask me “what kind of content to write and how to get the top rankings for the keywords I want to write for” etc. Seriously when you’re just starting out, giving too much about SEO won’t help you.

        Google don’t really trust new websites and that’s the reason why authority sites always rank well in search engines. If you’re running a new site and focusing on first page results with generic content, you’re doing it wrong and going nowhere.

        The key here is to find out what you truly wants to offer to your audience and focus on creating user engagement over search traffic.

        Make sure to network with others so that you can build better relationships which will be really helpful for your blog in the long run. If you’re forgetting the importance of networking with others you’re not going to build a profitable blog top actually makes money.

        Thanks for the awesome share.

  8. What an amazing post, Mel.

    I was about asking what if the relationship I have with my friend goes sour after sending him the letter before I saw where you wrote that I should not send it.

    These are powerful writing exercises. Mine is that I will just read my favourite blogger’s article and get more energy to fly.

    Thanks for sharing.


    • Definitely don’t send that letter, Emenike! I’d hate to be responsible for a soured relationship. But I hope the exercise helps your writing.
      Cheers, Mel

  9. This is gold.

    I’ve printed it out and I’m going to study it as if my life depends on it. Thanks for taking time to put this up.

  10. I never thought of these methods. It really is a great idea and effective! It really catches the attention of readers as they want to know all the facts that lead to the conclusion on the top. I will follow this “Exercise” from now on !!

  11. These tips are perfect for those writers who stuck in a rut. I especially liked the exercise #12 about finding analogies in everyday life because sometimes in everyday routine there are so many things that are interesting to write about! We just not always notice and pay attention to them.

  12. Hello Mel! this Writing Exercise is amazing! It inspired me so much!

    And, I’ve finally found the courage to write blog content on regular basis.

    I am definitely going to try this exercise. Thank you!

  13. Excellent Mel. We all need to write sans fear to make our creations POP. This comes with practice. So easy to be honest if you do not fear offending people, turning them off or hurting feelings, or if you do not fear criticism or failure. Do not tone it down. Turn it up. Best way to really make an impact with your writing.


  14. Hi Ryan, thanks for stopping by. I’m getting braver by the day – that’s why those exercises are so important. Practice, practice, practice!
    Cheers, Mel

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    Totally brain storming ideas.
    Thanks a lot!!

    • Well, that’s an interesting reason for keeping your word count low, Atchuy. I have a vision of you pumping away at an old fashioned typewriter. Good luck with your blog.
      Cheers, Mel

  19. Hey there. Great post full of valuable information. I just wanted to ask you and i welcome anyone who has an opinion on this.
    Most of the times i use voice to text function in google docs and it helps me write better and longer content because i am not limited by the time i need to type the stuff i have in my head.
    Do you advice me to continue writting this way or start typing again the old fashion way?
    I mean generally, not only when am doing the above exercises.

    • I think what ever works for you best, is the simple answer, John. I’m very jealous of anyone who can write using voice to text software because I’m sure it saves a huge amount of time, but it doesn’t work for me. I need to see the words on paper (or screen), so I can tell how they’re flowing and working together. But maybe I should try it for a first draft one day. Thanks for giving me that food for thought.
      Cheers, Mel

      • I usually use voice to text in google docs and as you speak you see the words being written in the page almost real time and you can do edits and cuts if you wish otherwise you just continue speaking (writting). If you have a good microphone and quiet surroundings, the software picks up everything. Also the language i use it in is Greek so in english i assume it would be more accurate as it’s more widely spoken language. Thank you for your reply and the great content once again.

        Regards, John Zagorianos

  20. Hi Mel,
    Awesome tips who actually wants to make an impact with their content and live in people’s heart…

    Quotes, dialogues, questions works pretty well I n between the content and make the readers more engaged towards it. Thanks

    Have a great day ahead!

  21. Great tips for me. I’ll try to follow your idea and tips. I hope I will implement this in my future. I believe exercises are helps me to write my essay. And I also want to get more tips from you.

    • Hi Clark, thanks for your comment. If you want more tips, I hope you downloaded my infographic and signed up to my blog. See you over there!
      Cheers, Mel

  22. Mel,

    Quick question for you my friend. I’d like to create attractive infographics for my blog and also for additional SEO promotion. I really don’t know where I could find a good site that would let me create a really professional looking infographics that looks like the corporate people use. Can you recommend a few good sites so i can take a quick look at them? Thanks kindly. 🙂

  23. Since I started The Write Practice a few years ago, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around this question, how to write a good story. Apart from the basics: grammar rules, punctuation, spelling and sentence construction, there are no rules for writing a book. If someone tells you there are, ignore them. Try not to be too wordy. Question every adverb and adjective – do they enhance the sentence? Your editor should point these out if so but do try to limit them. Try not to be too wordy. Question every adverb and adjective – do they enhance the sentence? Are you using complicated words when simple ones will do? Do you have a favorite word or phrase you repeat over and over again? Your editor should point these out if so but do try to limit them.

  24. Hi Mel, This could be a life-changing article for me. I am a new member of Jon’s FM program. And English is my 2nd language. I read, speak and write English well, but one can make out that I am not a native English speaker. My language may contain some clunky phrase or awkward sentence structure. I have been told by Jon and Robert to rewrite with pen and paper. But your blog contains so much more for the tips. It has gotten me so inspired to take up all the exercise starting from today!
    Thank you so much for this work!

    • Hi Jatin,
      It’s comments like yours that make blogging worthwhile. I wish you every success with your writing in the future and I’m so glad I could help.
      Chers, Mel

  25. Hey Mel, the exercises you’ve shared with us are very helpful. It will help me and as well as many new bloggers or writers in their writing journey. Thanks to you.

  26. Thanks for an awesome post Mel! I have been looking to find something like this for a while. These tips are great for many writers.


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