Find below a selection of fun writing exercises that can be done solo, or with a group. Some are prompts to help inspire you, others focus on learning a specific skill. While you can enjoy the exercises solo, a lot of writing groups have gone online during the coronavirus pandemic and are using Zoom, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Skype to keep in touch with other writers during this time. If you're running such a group and following a ' Shut Up and Write ' structure, I recommend connecting on WhatsApp for example first, doing the exercise together, with participants sending each other their writing samples where necessary as part of the exercise, then disconnecting to write in silence for an hour and a half, before reconnecting for a brief informal chat at the end. This works well with small remote groups and is a great way to gain some online support and stay productive! If you have a larger group, it's worth looking into Zoom, as this has a feature called Breakout Rooms.
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And how better to pique their interest and power up their pencils or keyboards! Just about any short, intriguing video can be made into a great writing prompt with the addition of a choice question or two, but I've put together a list of favorites discovered around the web. Happy writing! Watch the first video below, or watch the whole playlist on YouTube. Short student films can provide ample fodder for creative work as illustrated by this whimsical thesis animation by Yezi Xue.
Toggle nav. There are situations when one gets stuck in the middle of the writing process. Sometimes it happens at the very beginning when you have no clue what to start with, lacking creativity and inspiration even to come up with something brief. Usually, such mishaps happen to young high school students who need more experience in writing.