E is for Exercises (Writing Exercises, That Is…)

EE is for exercises.

Writing exercises, that is.

I personally write web content, blog posts, etc – nonfiction. I know a lot of you write fiction. The one thing we all have in common, regardless of niche or reason for writing, is that we all need practice.

I thought I’d keep this short and sweet today (it’s Saturday evening here), and share a few sites where you can find some writing exercises and prompts. Don’t let yourself feel hindered or limited by any of these things. Try them out from time to time when you feel like you have writer’s block or when you simply don’t feel like working on your regular stuff. Deal?

  • Daily Writing Tips offers 10 Exercises to Tighten Your Writing. The article offers 10 simple ideas you can use to change your point of view or exercise a different avenue of your writing ability.
  • Writers Digest has a Creative Writing Prompts section where a new prompt is posted weekly. You can post your response there or keep it for yourself. They have some great ideas. I used to have a lot of fun playing with these with friends.
  • The Writing Practice Sheets from English for Everyone offer those who aren’t as comfortable with the English language some practice with both reading and writing.
  • On Poets & Writers you’ll find both fiction and creative nonfiction prompts. There are great options for either niche. Maybe you’ll find you want to practice in both categories.

These are just a handful of the prompts and exercises out there. I hope you find something you enjoy. If it were me? I’d do something “practice-worthy” at least once a week. Make some time to practice your craft and I think you’ll be pleased with the results.



  1. Hi, popping in from the A-Z – thanks for the prompts!
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

  2. Hello! Dropped in from the A to Z challenge. I’m a non-fiction writer (in the making) and your Excuses piece hooked me! I should be writing at my desk right this very moment. :-)


  3. DeborahDera says:

    Glad it helped! I’ll be over to see your site soon! :)

  4. That’s so great! Thank you for the links. I’ve opened all the pages and bookmarked them (although I already use Writer’s Digest). Thanks again!

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — E is for ‘Elementary’ (and Elephants)

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