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Thread: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

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    Learning to read more, post less
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    Sep 2017
    it has helped me, i think it has anyway, to read what i've written, and try to really boil down a paragraph or scene or chapter into a few words, or even one word. sometimes that word(s) is not 'she is scared' or 'he is finding himself' or 'the monster is outside the door' or whatever, the word will be this is 'boring' or dragging, etc, and that paragraph or page or pages then are deleted or at least improved, hopefully. boiling it down to things like growing, dying, helping, suffering, healing, killing, saving, crying, screaming, smiling, etc. can help focus a scene and add depth at the same time. like a character can be growing but dying, healing but suffering, crying but smiling, etc.
    Last edited by ancon; 11-08-2017 at 07:45 PM.

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