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 Complaint Letter To Yourself

09.19.2014 writing

It’s relatively easy to express our grievances to others. But can you point this same displeasure about service or quality of work back at yourself without letting your emotions run away into an angry screed? When writing a letter of complaint it is best to compose one’s message politely, clearly, and with a suggestion on how […]

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Writing Assignment: Write About A Tennis Ball

09.12.2014 writing

I keep a tennis ball on my desk. I use it to exercise my left hand to keep up the therapy from repairing a badly broken finger (years past), and to help ease the tendonitis that may be either keyboard or ukulele related. And it makes an excellent tool to work out the pain in my lower […]

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Writing Assignments: Write An Eye-Witness Report

09.05.2014 writing

Trial witnesses are remarkably unreliable. Memory and recall are imperfect and malleable and can be manipulated by questioning. And yet, being there, seeing an event first hand, can yield powerful writing. I keep a copy of Eyewitness to History on my bookshelf and many other books like it. Having a record from someone who was there is vastly […]

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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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