Sparking the Flame: Techniques to Get You Writing

Find an in” to your writ­ing, whether you are a begin­ning or estab­lished writer. Dif­fer­ent writ­ing exer­cis­es and games, from Dia­logue Bombs to Object Talk, will be pro­vid­ed as a way to spark new ideas. There will be some­thing for every­one: if you already write on a reg­u­lar basis, the exer­cis­es will extend and chal­lenge you through diverse forms and tech­niques; for new writ­ers, the exer­cis­es offer an excit­ing and engag­ing way to approach writ­ing in a vari­ety of forms/​genres, includ­ing dia­logue, mono­logue, ekphras­tic poet­ry, short fic­tion, and brief memoir.
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