Writing Exercises Adjectives & Verbs

Want to improve your use of Adjectives and Verbs? Here are some writing exercises to help you.

The best way to learn is to just start writing.

Pick a prompt today, and dive right in.

Describe the Sky

Make a list of all the words you can think of to describe the sky at different times of the day and in varying weather conditions:

  • Dawn – Morning – Midday – Dusk-Evening – Night
  • Clear – Cloudy – Overcast – Rainy – Stormy

Here are some resources to check out after you make your list.

Your Senses

Using senses in your writing

Here’s a warmup exercise to try at the start of your next writing session. Start with a list of the five senses:

  • Taste
  • Smell
  • Touch
  • Hearing
  • Sight

Take five minutes and write down as many words that you can think of relating to each of the senses

Think of words you could use to describe how a character uses the senses to understand the world. As you write after the exercise, you will discover more ways to use all the senses to describe events.

See Richie Billing’s site for some examples using the five senses and lists of adjectives for them.