Creative Writing Sketch Starters Set 1 of Thirty Exercises for Daily Writing with Titles for Timed Written Passages



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A Month of Writer’s Sketches 1—Titles provides writers with 30 “sketch starters,” creative prompts to kick off daily writing exercises. If you have always wanted to embrace the discipline of daily writing but were never sure what to write about, try these exercises for a month.

The sketch-writing process is deceptively simple: In a limited period of time (perhaps as brief as five minutes), compose a short written passage to go with the day’s proposed title. By month’s end, you will find that you have sharpened your skills, deepened your sense of identity as an author, and perhaps even learned something about what lies at the depths of your being.

If you are new to daily writing, resolve to be faithful to the discipline for the coming month. If you already know what daily writing can do for you, consider saving money by purchasing the six-part series as a package. If you are not sure which type of sketch-starter you would like to use for an entire month, instead get the Variety Pack, a month-long “sampler” of several different starter types. Whatever item you choose, start growing as a writer this month!

Still not ready to take the plunge? Take a look at free samples of this type of sketch starter here: and here: (NOTE: You will have to copy and paste the urls for these videos into the address bar of your browser.)

Once you know how daily writing can help you grow as an author, consider buying the even more budget-friendly collection "A YEAR of Writer's Sketches," a set of 365 prompts different from those contained in the monthly collections.

(This digital download is intended for one person's use. If you would like to purchase a license to make your class or writer's group a limited number of copies, whether physical or electronic, please contact this shop for affordable bulk rates.)

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109 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

These are well written titles -- broad but not unfocused, specific but not limiting. Plenty of room to play! I've been doing (as Trish suggests) five minutes per day with these for the last 30 days. Some prompts resonated with me more than others, but overall I'm amazed by how much I've gotten from them and how much I've grown in only a month. I just bought the sampler pack to try out the other sketches prompt styles. Thank you Trish!

lemonary Aug 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased and downloaded like a dream. I got started straight away. A very inspiring introduction followed by my first 'title'. I set my timer for 5 minutes and wrote 132 words, no problem. This month of writers sketches is going to really kick start my creative and artistic blockages. Thank you for an inexpensive but extremely helpful set of journal prompts.

Bunty Sep 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Trish has crafted a marvelous exercise to jumpstart the creative writing process and an axe to break up the writer's block logjam. Flanked by muses, I think I'll start with this one.

Colleen May 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I just did the first sketch. It was great. A pack of gum and lies. I love it.

Response from Trish O'Connor

I hope you have had a great month using the sketch starters. Thanks for all your business!