Seven days to get writing: day one

You Friday Writing Challenge comes again from The Incompetent Writer. Last year the author, Daniel Wallace, did this blog on 7 Days To Get Writing Again. This is the first of 7 posts on jumpstarting your writing. I don’t know about you, but the end of summer, beginning of a new semester, and all the craziness that ensues can often be a bit overwhelming. Take this opportunity to dedicate yourself to what you care about – your own work. And as always, let us know how it goes!

Cheers friends, and happy weekend!


The Incompetent Writer

The introduction to this series is here.
But the idea is simple: one quick writing exercise a day for seven days. Post the results in a comment below, or, if you prefer, email them to me (at my name at gmail).
Exercise one: write five sentences.

I like to set myself challenges for sentences, either to copy the format and structure of another writer’s sentence, or to require myself to write a sentence with set characteristics. I feel like the practice gives me more options when I return to the “real” part of my daily writing routine.

The aim here isn’t necessarily to write beautiful lines, but just to exercise your brain. Trying out small challenges like this should build up writing muscles you didn’t know you had.

Write, on any subject you like, a sentence that:

1. starts and ends with the same letter.
2. has two commas.

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