Guided Writing Exercise – Random Word

Hey everyone, I’m Eileen for
In this video, we’re going to do a Guided Writing Exercise with a random word so stay
tuned. Ok, so for this exercise I’m using a website
called and I’ll put a link to that in the description below for you.
It’s also on the Resources page on along with a bunch of other resources so you
should check that out if you haven’t already. So how this works is you go to the website
and you just click the button and then it generates just a random word. So we’re going
to use that for our two minute writing exercise. So, I’m gonna go to the website and generate
a word. I’m using the timer on my phone. I’m just gonna set it for two minutes for the
purpose of this video and I’m using my iPad with Google Docs. As I usually do. So, I’m
gonna go over to the website and click the button. Ooh, Clothespin. That ought to be
interesting. Ok, so I have my timer set for two minutes and normally I do writing exercises
for ten to fifteen minutes, so if you wanna write your piece for a little bit longer than
two minutes, pause the video when I start the timer and then when you’re done with your
writing after ten or fifteen minutes or whatever, however long you write for, click on this
button right here and it will take you to the end of the two minute timed section and
then you can watch the end of the video without having to sit through the two minutes of timing.
Ok? So the word is Clothespin and um, I’m going to actually try to use the word in the
writing. Sometimes with a random word generator you can use it however you want. You can actually
use the word in the writing. You can use that for the title of the piece, or you can just
use it to help you think of something to write. So it’s up to you how you use it. I generally
challenge myself and actually try to use the word in my writing. So, here we go, are you
ready? If you’re doing your own timed exercise, go ahead and pause it now. And if you’re writing
with me, we’re gonna go for two minutes. Ready? Go! [typing] [timer going off noise] Ok, so two minutes is gone. And once again
I was just really into it and two minutes was over. So, two minutes is just about enough
time for you to get started and really just get your ideas going before two minutes is
over. So, that’s why I really recommend ten to fifteen minutes for a writing exercise
like this. But, um, it got me started so now the good thing about that is it got me started
and if I wanted to write a longer piece uh, for like a short story you know, a couple
thousand words or whatever, this is a good beginning and it really got my ideas going.
So that’s what these are for and um, hopefully you found it useful too. So again, I would
really love to read what you wrote, so go ahead and post it in the comments below if
you’d like, if you’re comfortable with that. And if you’re not, you can email it to me
um, at Eileen at ReadingAndWritingTips dot com. I’ll post a, post my email address in
the description below. You can also find it on the Contacts page on
So I hope you enjoyed this exercise. I always enjoy these and find them very useful. So,
um, let me know what you thought of it and give me some ideas if you’d like to request
a different kind of writing exercise or if you have any questions I’m happy to help and
answer questions if I can. So from now until the next time, Happy Writing!

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