Non-fiction Writing Exercises: w/c 28 March

Every weekday I post a set of poetry prompts on poetrywritinggroup.wordpress.com and a set of story prompts on the scriptnovel and short story blogs.

*** If you love these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd using coupon codes! ***

Following on from this, here are some exercises, one per day (or you could mix them!) to write non-fiction (or fictional) pieces about…

  • 25 tense present 911263Monday 28th March: a welcome to city living
  • Tuesday 29th March: a planned trip
  • Wednesday 30th March: restaurants on the doorstep
  • Thursday 31st March: this picture
  • Friday 1st April: a dozing dog
  • Saturday 2nd April: looking for a lost relative
  • Sunday 3rd April: pick an item from this week’s news

Tips

  1. Don’t forget your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
  2. Colours: Include at least one colour in your story. It does add depth.
  3. Use strong verbs and avoid adverbs: have someone striding instead of walking confidently.
  4. Only use repetition to emphasise.
  5. When you’ve finished the first draft, read the piece aloud. It’s surprising how many ‘mistakes’ leap out at you when you read out loud… assuming you have any of course! You could then submit your piece to somewhere listed on Submissions – non-fiction.
  6. And there are loads more writing tips on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101.

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You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping Listvarious short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and if you like the blogs, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.

I now run online courses – details on Courses – and for anyone looking for an editor, do take a look at Editing and Critique.

If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four other online writing groups.

Non-fiction Writing Exercises: w/c 21 March

Every weekday I post a set of poetry prompts on poetrywritinggroup.wordpress.com and a set of story prompts on the scriptnovel and short story blogs.

*** If you love these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd using coupon codes! ***

Following on from this, here are some exercises, one per day (or you could mix them!) to write non-fiction (or fictional) pieces about…

  • 24 tense past colosseo 940964Monday 21st March: a Franciscan monastery
  • Tuesday 22nd March: on strike
  • Wednesday 23rd March: the tonic she needed
  • Thursday 24th March: this picture
  • Friday 25th March: seeing paradise
  • Saturday 26th March: Dubrovnik
  • Sunday 27th March: pick an item from this week’s news

Tips

  1. Don’t forget your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
  2. Colours: Include at least one colour in your story. It does add depth.
  3. Use strong verbs and avoid adverbs: have someone striding instead of walking confidently.
  4. Only use repetition to emphasise.
  5. When you’ve finished the first draft, read the piece aloud. It’s surprising how many ‘mistakes’ leap out at you when you read out loud… assuming you have any of course! You could then submit your piece to somewhere listed on Submissions – non-fiction.
  6. And there are loads more writing tips on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101.

Picture above courtesy of morguefile.com

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You can subscribe to my main blog on your Kindle / Kindle app via Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything (see the main blog’s right-hand vertical menu).

morgen-bailey-cover-montage-2You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping Listvarious short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and if you like the blogs, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.

I now run online courses – details on Courses – and for anyone looking for an editor, do take a look at Editing and Critique.

If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four other online writing groups.

Non-fiction Writing Exercises: w/c 14th March

Every weekday I post a set of poetry prompts on poetrywritinggroup.wordpress.com and a set of story prompts on the scriptnovel and short story blogs.

*** If you love these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd using coupon codes! ***

23 smug cat 648576Following on from this, here are some exercises, one per day (or you could mix them!) to write non-fiction (or fictional) pieces about…

  • Monday 14th March: purple and hello
  • Tuesday 15th March: on his way
  • Wednesday 16th March: saying what she thinks of the win
  • Thursday 17th March: this picture
  • Friday 18th March: determined to return
  • Saturday 19th March: a recovery at risk
  • Sunday 20th March: pick an item from this week’s news

Tips

  1. Don’t forget your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
  2. Colours: Include at least one colour in your story. It does add depth.
  3. Use strong verbs and avoid adverbs: have someone striding instead of walking confidently.
  4. Only use repetition to emphasise.
  5. When you’ve finished the first draft, read the piece aloud. It’s surprising how many ‘mistakes’ leap out at you when you read out loud… assuming you have any of course! You could then submit your piece to somewhere listed on Submissions – non-fiction.
  6. And there are loads more writing tips on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101.

Picture above courtesy of morguefile.com

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morgen-bailey-cover-montage-2You can subscribe to my main blog on your Kindle / Kindle app via Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything (see the main blog’s right-hand vertical menu).

You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping Listvarious short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and if you like the blogs, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.

I now run online courses – details on Courses – and for anyone looking for an editor, do take a look at Editing and Critique.

If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four other online writing groups.

Non-fiction Writing Exercises: w/c 7th March

Every weekday I post a set of poetry prompts on poetrywritinggroup.wordpress.com and a set of story prompts on the scriptnovel and short story blogs.

*** If you love these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd using coupon codes! ***

22 SHORT STAY 948408Following on from this, here are some exercises, one per day (or you could mix them!) to write non-fiction (or fictional) pieces about…

  • Monday 7th March: practicing an act
  • Tuesday 8th March: both losing out
  • Wednesday 9th March: backing him into a corner
  • Thursday 10th March: this picture
  • Friday 11th March: holding out her hand
  • Saturday 12th March: Rachel’s confession
  • Sunday 13th March: pick an item from this week’s news

Tips

  1. Don’t forget your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
  2. Colours: Include at least one colour in your story. It does add depth.
  3. Use strong verbs and avoid adverbs: have someone striding instead of walking confidently.
  4. Only use repetition to emphasise.
  5. When you’ve finished the first draft, read the piece aloud. It’s surprising how many ‘mistakes’ leap out at you when you read out loud… assuming you have any of course! You could then submit your piece to somewhere listed on Submissions – non-fiction.
  6. And there are loads more writing tips on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101.

Picture above courtesy of morguefile.com

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You can subscribe to this blog on your Kindle / Kindle app via Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything (see right-hand vertical menu).

You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping Listvarious short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and If you like this blog, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.

Morgen Bailey Cover montage 2I now run online courses – details on Courses – and for anyone looking for an editor, do take a look at Editing and Critique.

If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four online writing groups