The Pros and Cons of Writing Exercises

Column by Joshua Isard January 20, 2022
What are the best ways for a fiction writer to use writing exercises to their advantage?

Woodshedding for Writers

Column by Peter Derk August 21, 2017
What is woodshedding and how does it work?

Buy Your Villain a Birthday Present: 5 More Development Exercises

Column by Leah Dearborn August 11, 2016
Here are a few more prompts to get the mind juices going as you sit down and get to know your characters:

5 Exercises From Comics Creators That Will Save Your Prose

Column by Peter Derk
Save your prose, save the day. Let comics creators show you how.

Take Your Characters Out to Lunch: 5 Development Exercises

Column by Leah Dearborn July 11, 2014
Like going on a date, character exercises are part of the process of getting to know another person better (in this case, an imaginary person).

8 Ways to Flesh Out a Character

Column by Rob Blair Young March 6, 2013
Looking to develop a character? Here are eight ways you can create a fleshier concept for who your character is and what drives them.