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I decided to organize a weekly creative writing exercise in the office to sharpen the skills of the writing pool. Everyone takes a turn inventing an exercise or a prompt.

The only general rule we've been using is that it should be doable in an hour or so. We've also tried to keep things fun.

Please feel free to share your own exercise efforts by leaving a comment. You can do that at the end of each exercise by clicking on 'Share your own effort'. Enjoy!

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Write an Obama Speech
Wordlplay, Anagram as Inspiration
Strictly Dialogue
Character Sketch
An Article of Clothing
The Truth
Press Release
Creative Description
Paired Fiction Writing
Connecting Ideas
Writing in Persona
Point of View
Interior Monologue
Body Language
Alternate Ending
Book Cover
Horror Writing
Dialogue 3
Dialogue 2
Nanofiction Writing
Writing Without Adjectives
Love Letters
Fictional Monologue
TV Show Opening Monologue
Short Story, Object as Narrator
Speech Writing
Tongue Twister
Suspense and Emotion
Describe and Compose
Poetic Confession
Application letter
Essays of Absurdities
Dialogue with Self
Imaginative Writing
Short Story from Cartoon
Five Random Words
Letter of Complaint

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Exercise 28 - Haiku

Haiku is a simple form of poetry that originated from Japan. It is traditionally written in three lines of 5-7-5 syllables, although modern haiku often does not follow this rigid rule anymore. In this writing exercise, you are tasked to write a minimum of three and a maximum of five haikus (using the traditional 5-7-5 syllable rule) based on the images provided.


I chose the following pictures.  My amateurish first serious attempts at Haiku.


horizon stretches far

a day's cycle ends

continues forever



muscles propel

fighting spirit

in flight



hunter searching prey

fluid form pierces

tranquil waters



unforgiving snow

cold and sharp

determined eyes

Posted at 06:54 pm by bisoy


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