Category Archives: 10 minute exercises

Use the prompt words or phrase, set your timer for 10 minutes and write, incorporating the words or phrase as you write.

post July 9 – My Contest Writing Exercise

Thanks to those of you who entered my writing exercise contest. Back when I first posted the contest I promised to post what I originally wrote for the exercise back on June 10, 2010. Here it is. words used: remain, … Continue reading

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Repost: Writing Exercise Contest

 The deadline for entering the writing contest, originally posted on June 6, 2012, has been extended to midnight (Pacific Standard Time, USA) on  June 26, 2012. I’ve reposted the contest instructions below. If you send your entry to me by e-mail … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise Contest

This exercise only takes 10 minutes. It can be memoir, poetry, a piece of fiction or non-fiction, sci-fi, fantasy or kid-lit. Whichever genre you choose get your paper and pen  — or computer — and set a timer for 10 minutes. Use … Continue reading

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Exercise originally written on June 10, 2009

The following was written in 10 minutes from the writing prompt: “I shook my head and said, ‘Exactly what part of his weekend seemed like a good idea!” There has been no editing and the piece is in it’s raw … Continue reading

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