Writing exercises #1

For me there are two main types of writing exercise:

  1. the first is where the exercise acts more as a prompt to write than anything else e.g. provides a theme which is more important than any constraint (e.g. useful in a perceived case of ‘writer’s block’);
  2. the second is where the writer is challenged to do something outside of their comfort zone, or where the constraint is significant enough to force them to try something new / look at language in a different way.

Here’s one to try:

Write a short first-person story (200+ words) without using the pronoun “I” or “me” anywhere in the story (this is primarily a type 2 exercise)

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