Writing Assignments – The Book

If you want to improve your writing, make writing practice fun and effective, then I think you’ll enjoy my book Writing Assignments. A fresh Writing Assignment published every Friday.

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Writing Assignment: Write A Message To Yourself To Read One Hour From Now

08.29.2014 writing

Time travel is possible. You will not require a DeLorean and stolen plutonium. All you really need is a pen and paper. Writing, one of the most remarkable human achievements, is something that we created thousands of years ago. It’s the ability to transmit information across time. You can press marks into a piece of wet clay […]

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Writing Assignment: Write About Your Breathing

08.22.2014 writing

One of the most important things for writers to learn is how to observe and record. It’s relatively easy when you’re observing something other than yourself. But when you turn your focus back at yourself can you observe what you’re doing without changing your actions? Take, for instance, your breathing. Breathing is one of the most […]

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Writing Assignment: Write What Comes Next After Overhearing Dialog

08.15.2014 writing

“And that’s why I don’t eat hummus.” If you pay attention, you can hear the most interesting things while out in public. It’s the writer’s prerogative to listen in to conversations and pick up those little things that can find their way into stories and other work. These snippets of conversation and dialog can be fascinating […]

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Writing Assignment: Write About Your Dream Vacation

08.08.2014 writing

Ah summer! The traditional time for a vacation. Even if you can’t take a vacation right now, you can dream about it. Where do you dream of going? What will you do there? What do you think it will feel like to go to this place? And what will you experience? A large part of […]

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Writing Assignment: Write A Revision Of Your Own Notebook Page

08.01.2014 writing

My handwriting is beyond bad. It’s atrocious. Thank the gods I can type. But I still keep notebooks of many shapes, sizes, and specific uses. I even keep a daily record in my 5-year journal. With luck, I can manage to translate what I have written. Sorry about that, future generations! I tell people that my […]

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