I have bought lots of books without exercises but I haven’t done any of them. I tell myself that I just have to write the novel. After all, I’ve read enough of them. And I write excellent poetry. And write for business.
But recently I’ve thought that I really could learn the basics and I avoid these books because I am afraid that I can’t do the exercises.
And I am moving so everything is in boxes. I have zero idea of where these books are. They aren’t on the remaining shelves, so they are packed. And I haven’t done the packing so I am completely blank when it comes to finding them. I think I can find some of the web. Any suggestions?
Have you done any of these workbooks, like the 3 A.M. Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises that Transform Your Fiction” by Brian Kiteley or his 4 AM Breakthrough” or “What if” by Anne Bernays and Perry Glasser.
Have you had any luck with these? Has doing the exercises improved your fiction writing?