3 creative writing exercises to help you read like an author – at Reedsy

Want to learn some ninja plotting skills? Try these exercises at Reedsy.

Reedsy is principally known as a marketplace for authors and publishers, but it also offers a range of useful lists, from review sites to writing tips. It’s just compiled a set of 100 creative writing exercises from its favourite bloggers (thanks, guys!).

I was invited to contribute three short exercises and I’ve chosen subjects that help you read with a writer’s mindset. They are:

1 Foreshadowing plot twists so they are surprising and fair (the clue hunt)

2  How to keep the reader gripped (the page-turner)

3 Using your material with economy and elegance (the observant writer)

And psst … there are plenty more insider plotting tips in Writing Plots With Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel 3



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  1. #1 by Kat Magendie on March 25, 2018 - 11:06 am

    Thank you for the links!

  2. #3 by Kailyn Kausen on March 26, 2018 - 5:25 pm

    Great exercises!

  3. #5 by Alexander M Zoltai on March 29, 2018 - 5:20 am

    Reblogged this on Notes from An Alien and commented:
    Very Important re-blog today…

  4. #6 by J. M. Galindo on April 23, 2018 - 12:51 pm

    A-W-E-S-O-M-E. This is super cool! Thank you a lot

  5. #8 by angeliqueaddo on June 18, 2018 - 3:23 am

    Thanks so much for posting this really useful blog article. These exercises kind of seem daunting at first but are really simple when its broken down. Thanks again!

  6. #11 by Roz Morris @Roz_Morris on June 12, 2018 - 6:16 am


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