Shamelessly copied from the Writers Digest website, written by Brian Klems, here is the list of my writing excerises for the next 12 days. Oh, yikes! Day 1 is today.
The 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises
Write 10 potential book titles of books you’d like to write.
Create a character with personality traits of someone you love, but the
physical characteristics of someone you don’t care for.
Write a setting based on the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen.
Write a letter to an agent telling her how wonderful you are.
Write a 20-line poem about a memorable moment in your life.
Select a book on your shelf and pick two chapters at random. Take the
first line of one chapter and the last line of the other chapter and
write a short story (no more than 1000 words) using those as bookends
to your story.
Write a letter to yourself telling you what you need to improve in
the coming 6 months.
Rewrite a fairy tale from the bad guy’s point of view.
Turn on your TV. Write down the first line that you hear and write
a story based on it.
Go sit in a public place and eavesdrop on a conversation. Turn
what you hear into a short love story (no matter how much you have
to twist what they say).
Write the acknowledgments page that will be placed in your first
(next?) published book, thanking all the people who have helped
you along the way.
Gather everything you’ve written over the previous 11 days. Pick
your favorite. Edit it, polish it and either try to get it published
or post it on the Web to share with the world.
Be proud of yourself and your work.