Welcome to my first Choppy Random Talk. Choppy Random Talks is a discussion post created by me and so here is where I'll be talking about random things that would come to my mind. It's a bit rambly of course so I hope you don't mind. And while writing this I will probably be drinking my tea and I don't ever drink coffee :o but I'm literally addicted to tea, people on twitter probably know all about it. So perhaps while reading this, you can also grab a cup of whatever that is you like to drink and ENJOY ;)
So a while ago I stumbled across this web page ( Link Here ) where there were some exercises to increase creativity or something along this line and I actually ended up printing the pages and liking the idea. The thing is, you know how with some authors in interviews and such, they would always give the advice that you have to write everyday and how writing is like any sport, it will improve after practicing and time.
I personally stopped writing diaries about two years ago, I don't remember the reason but now I don't practice writing everyday. So I did one these exercises once and then gave up, taking my exams and getting ready for it as an excuse. If you know me, then you know that I get guilty quickly leaving important things or delaying it, I don't know how this passed but perhaps it was because of blogging and how writing here may seem enough but the thing is that no, it is not the same and it is not enough, I don't feel that it is effective. I mean, I don't even know if these exercises even have an effect but I don't mind trying. However, I really wanted to share it you guys, I mean even if you're like an excellent writer or you do practice writing everyday or superb in English, you know, one can't get enough.
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One of the exercises that was on this list, for example, was to look at a picture and write down 50 to 100 words about this picture and create a crazy story using all or most of the words and I think that would get a lot out of you, especially if the picture means something to you, the words that you're going to get out will be easy for you to handle and this was actually the exercise that I gave a shot. Another thing that I saw recently in a guest post with Aliaa El-Nasher, author of Against all Odds. Talking in it about how during writing, an interval of time went by without her writing anything, she wasn't creative. So she did something similar to an exercise on the list that I found. Basically what she did was that she asked on Facebook for random words on which she'll create a short story based on and she set it out like a challenge. Generally speaking here, there are many things to be done but sometimes you need the motivation and a challenge would definitely work me for unless I challenge myself. Challenging myself doesn't seem to always work, I need real people.
So what do you think? Please leave me a comment down below sharing with me your thoughts :)