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Please feel free to use these exercises for your writing group or classroom; however, for permission to reprint on-line, in a magazine, book, or other format, please contact the author for permission.

From October 1, 2005- September 30, 2006 I posted a daily 5 minute writing exercise addressing aspects of craft as varied as point of view, dialogue, plot, synthesthesia, body language, imagery, and beginnings. Most of the exercises are mine, but several are from other poets and writers, as you will see. "Giant Golden Buddha" and the other 364 are now posted here. May they be both fun and useful for your writing.


C.M. Mayo's podcast "How to Break a Block" includes a 5 minutetimed writing exercise. Get out your pen and paper and try it now!



> Read the article "How to Break a Block in 5 Minutes"
>
Why 5 minutes?

3 Tips for You

#1:
Always keep your pen on the page, or fingers on the keyboard-- unless you want to stop writing.

#2: Think of detail that appeals to all of the senses

#3: No rules. Yes, fun.

Please feel free to use these for your writing group or classroom;
however, for permission to reprint on-line, in a magazine, book, or other format,
please contact the author.