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To pursue my challenge, I have know that I need to write some short exercises/stories to build a base upon. I envisage that this will help me to write in different forms, about different emotions and get a more rounded base on which I can build on.
To help me to this end I have just ordered some books which have receieved good reviews which will provide me with the exercises that I need and hopefully get past the first stumbling block of getting some words down on paper without worrying what to write about.

What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers

Your Writing Coach: From Concept to Character, from Pitch to Publication - Everything You Need to Know About Writing Novels, Non-fiction, New Media, Scripts and Short Stories

The Five-minute Writer: Exercise and Inspiration in Creative Writing in Five Minutes a Day

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Over the last few days I have attempted, somewhat unsuccessfully I might add, to come up with ideas for a short (or even long) story.  In the past I have had “great” ideas for films and such like, yet now, when push comes to shove my mind has thrown up a blank.

Pen & Paper by r1c3y from Flickr

I’ve done a little searching on the beautiful resource, otherwise known as the internet, and come up with a couple of sites that I will peruse later when I have more time:

  1. 999Ideas – a selection of quick synopsises which can be used to help the “thinking” process and get hte ball rolling.
  2. Fiction Writing – this is more a site on how to obtain ideas instead of readily available ideas
  3. Seventh Sanctum – a Story Generator, the name speaks for itself
  4. Hold the Front Page – a set of headliners which are starters for articles
  5. Short Story Ideas – a whole site dedicted to helping relieve writers block

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