At Scribe’s, the old message board, there was a forum called Exercises for Inspiration. Not one for wasting good ideas, I’ve decided to share the better ones on this website.
Until further notice, “Inspiration Friday” will be a weekly exercise for you to use as you see fit. As long as it gets you writing, I don’t care what you do with the results. If you want to leave them in the comment section of the post they belong to then you are most welcome to do so.
Exercises for Inspiration is all about putting words on paper. So if you feel stuck or bored with what you’re doing, why don’t you try one of the exercises just for fun.
The first exercise is as follows:
Pick a character from your present work-in-progress and write a letter to his/her parents from his/her point of view. Then, if you feel up to it, write a reply.
This exercise will not only get you writing, but it will help you understand your character a lot better.
Thank you Neferankhib for the suggestion.