Writing exercise 1

Writing exercise 1

A Story by Cherrie Palmer

Develop style

Pick two (totally different types and styles) books you love, then from each book read 2 pages from any passage you wish. Then write the next page.

Hopefully the books you pick will be night and day apart. So you can see the change in voice and style.

It will make you more aware of how you pace a scene and manipulate details.

© 2019 Cherrie Palmer

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Sometimes I watch new writers dive into a book when they haven't even mastered the basics of writing and storytelling. It's painful to see how much effort they put into the writing, but I honestly don't think it's worth the time to read it, in some cases. This is why I encourage new writers to pay attention to your exercises & tips! Take little bite-sized practice sessions instead of diving into what you hope will be the next Great Novel as your first pool to dive into! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Cherrie Palmer

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Neil Gaiman taught a writing class and a young housewife asked him, do you really want me to use my .. read more

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Oh so pertinent! It seems like younger writers tend to write as if they are emulating some popular s.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

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I agree with that. I think that's why it takes so long for some writers to find their voice, because.. read more

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Added on July 30, 2019
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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR

I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..