These are not writing prompts. These are exercises that will help you with your crafting the backstory of your work in progress or that novel you’ve always wanted to sit down and write yet didn’t believe you could. You may have seen my earlier post on CreativeLive, a resource for the artist in all of us, and if you haven’t check it out! Anyway, CreativeLive has wonderful courses and these are five exercises I thought that I could share with you all. These are just a sampling of a couple ideas I got from my experience on CreativeLive. These come from a course taught by Lisa Cron. Remember, writing exercises don’t call for eloquent words and beautiful descriptions. All that matters is that you get a better sense of where to go and how to get there.