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Welcome to Writing Workout, the place for writing exercises that get your scribbling into shape.

Originally launched in 2012 as a separate site, I have decided to bring a slimmed down version to Paragraph Planet, while I revamp some of the code for the more complicated exercises.

When you click on the DAILY EXERCISE button below, you will be taken to an exercise page which changes for each day of the month. (For the moment there are 31 exercises, but I will expand on this if they prove popular).

The exercise is against the clock, intended to get your writing without overthinking. If you put your email in the box at the top of the Daily Exercise page (I suggest doing this first), you will get emailed a copy. You can then use your scribbled writing as a basis for further writing. Your answers only go to you.

Once time runs out, or you hit the FINISHED button, you will go to a screen with your results. If you have not put your email in, you can still cut and paste off the screen, and email it to yourself/paste into notes etc, but at that stage it will not have kept your info.

If you like this section of the site, please let me know via here, or Twitter, and I will add more exercises. And if you really like the site, then you can always help support it via the Ko-Fi page

I would welcome your feedback (there is a contact page), feel free to forward me your results, and if you like the site, please spread the word across social media using the hashtag #writingworkout

Start your DAILY EXERCISE here

Paragraph Planet is a creative writing website which has been publishing one 75-word paragraph every day since November 2008. Famous authors, aspiring writers and occasional dabblers have all got involved, submitting a mixture of twist-in-the-tale flash fiction, evocative short, short fiction, openings of published novels or brief moments captured. Get involved here. You can read over 4000 examples in the archive section. In the authors directory, you can read an example paragraph from all authors who've submitted, and also link to dedicated pages with more info about regular contributors. There's also a Blog Directory of authors who've contributed to the site. If you can - and there's no obligation - please support the site via Ko-Fi.

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