I, therefore, suggest the following to start writing.
I hope that the first ideas presented in the first article have started to germinate in your mind and that you have started to dare to write!
There are so many writing games or possible supports that the exercise itself is almost endless.
The only limits that exist are your desire to start and your imagination.
Why not write about a show, a book, or a movie?
We all attend concerts, various shows or cinema sessions.
Instead of just attending – How to create a Wikipedia page which in itself is already great – why not write down what you saw or read, about the context, the place, your impressions, whether you finally liked it or not?
You can take a notebook to start this exercise, dedicated only to this.
I still think it’s better to write by hand to start writing.
After a nice session at the cinema or after a play, take the time to summarize them, describe your feelings, and your joy.
Write a spectator’s story, and not necessarily a harsh criticism!
You can be critical, of course, but knowing it. Not like those pseudo-journalists from Parisian newspapers who criticize everything in a negative way and for whom nothing is appropriate.
You can also practice this exercise from a book you have just read.
And why not imagine a different sequel or ending in just a few lines?
You can also give your opinion on what you have seen on websites where we can freely write our opinions.
You can just as easily write after having visited a monument or after having made another visit – to a museum, an exhibition, etc.
This allows you to keep track of your activity and read back to you later.
It is also a good start to write.
Why not write haikus?
You ask me: what is a haiku?
It is a very short poem – 3 non-rhymed lines – of Japanese origin.
I will write an article on this topic soon in this blog.
A haiku has 17 syllables divided into 3 lines: the 1st of 5 syllables, the 2nd of 7 syllables, and the 3rd of 5 syllables.
This is mainly based on the evocation of nature, the seasons, and generally on the 5 senses.
A haiku is written in the present tense, avoiding punctuation.
It is in any case a short poetic text where you can play with the words, the double meanings, and the expressions of our language.
Here are some examples:
Now you can write haikus, and if you want, why not write them on post-its and display them all over your home?
So your family can enjoy your poetic creations, and the whole family will certainly get started!
So plan a stock of post-it to do this!
Why not write a photo book?
Today, in the age of digital cameras, we take a lot of pictures.
What do we do with it?
If you’re like me, your computer is full of photos that you rarely look at.
So why not start making photo books?
It’s a fun activity, where you review your photos, select them, insert them into a medium (using software found on the internet) and write comments or thoughts or captions to your liking.
I took up this activity a few years ago, and it fills me up.
Of course, you write over the Internet, but it is so much fun to create a photo book for yourself or as a gift!
I went regularly with my parents to visit a region of France. Each time, for Christmas or birthdays, I created such a book that I gave them. They have always loved this memory very much and they regularly take pleasure in leafing through it.
It reminds them of beautiful moments of family vacations!
This creation is similar to paper version travel notebooks or scrapbooking.
Nothing prevents you from creating such a photo book yourself in a paper version by having previously printed the photos of your choice.
All options are possible.
Why not write a recipe?
We all cook; we all play with our children or grandchildren.
So why not start writing your own cooking recipes?
We cook without necessarily following a recipe read in a book or on an application.
You can then write it down in detail, give your comments, tips, preparation tips, and appreciation.
You can even go so far as to create your own cookbook in a beautiful notebook, like our grandmothers used to do. A beautiful object to offer and to pass on!
You can just as easily create witch recipes. Your children and grandchildren will love your creation.
It will make everyone laugh and everyone will play the game of invention.
You can imagine the ingredients of your choice, from the most imaginative to the wackiest.
Add magic formulas of your own, add animals that nobody really likes.
And voila. You will surprise those around you and develop your imagination.
You can find ideas on the Internet to get started. Then, by getting caught up in the game, you will end up inventing it yourself.
Why not write poems?
You can easily be started to compose simple poems.
Who didn’t do it during their teenage years? We’ve all tried this genre, more or less!
For example, create a poem with your children’s first names, your parents, and your family members.
Each letter of the first name begins a line, and it’s up to you to invent a poem, which rhymes or not, by the way.
No rule is set in stone. Especially not!
This type of poem is called an acrostic.
Here are a few examples:
You can also compose from the names of countries, cities, flowers: from the medium of your choice.
All acrostics are possible.
And why not post them on post-its or other media at home to start publishing and get readers?
Why not write from phrases or proverbs?
There are so many proverbs, sayings, and expressions out there that you are spoiled for choice.
You can imagine a short story from this medium.
You will push as far as possible and in the long run, you will end up creating your own adages!
From this well-known proverb, write a few lines and let yourself be carried away by your imagination!
You can just as easily publish your quotes, proverbs, or expressions on the internet, put them on post-it notes at home (yes, I know, I am becoming the queen of post-it notes!), Hire wiki writers on paper and decorate them.
Once again, anything is possible.
Here is an example of an adage created after a breakup and published on the web:
There are dictionaries of proverbs. You can find everything on the net, or get offered a dictionary of proverbs. Some are earthy!
Only your imagination and your desire should guide you.
Why not match?
When I was a teenager and high school student I had a Welsh pen pal and we were happy to correspond regularly.
Our letters were expected. That said in passing, these exchanges made me progress in English because I had to think about my structures and look for unfamiliar words.
Many sites on the Internet, free or paid, get you started.
I counted at least 15 of them.