Enjoy Creative Exercises By Mary Jaksch Welcome to our Creative Writing Exercises, designed to flex your creative muscles. We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. How Scene Stealers writing prompts work: We set the scene You steal it, make it your own, and Share your creation in the comments section of this post Of course, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to share your work, but we hope you’ll do the exercise anyway. The ground rules: Your story must begin with the exact wording we provide. Your story must be 350 words or less. Your work must be original and not previously published. WTD provides an encouraging and safe environment for writers to grow and learn from each other. We’d love you to comment on other people’s submissions in a friendly and supportive manner. We reserve the right to delete any comments or entries we deem inappropriate and those that do not meet the specifications above. This month’s installment Build Tension allows you to exercise your writing muscles by writing a story in which you build tension slowly. Remember, you are heading towards a climax. She looked up from her writing. Was that a creak? But she’d oiled the hinges just yesterday. Now make it your own. We can’t wait to read what you come up with, so please add your submission to the comments section of this post.