If you’re a freelance writer and have become discouraged by freelance writings broken business model and want to upskill as a writer, so that you’ll be able to attract competitively paid writing gigs, it’s well worth playing games for writers. As you’ll be surprised at how much your writing can improve by simply spending 15 minutes a day playing fun writing games. That will also help you expand your vocabulary and to get out of a writing rut.
If you want to expand your vocabulary in order to ensure that you don’t fall into the habit of continually using the same words over and over, which can make your writing monotonous, it’s a great idea to spend a bit of time playing Wordrages. When you play Wordrages your main objective will be to search for as many hidden words as you can find in a large grid.
Words With Friends:
Words With Friends is a great casual, strategic game to play on your smartphone or tablet. In Words With Friends, you’ll face off against a friend or family member, or a stranger and will take turns to create high scoring words on a grid. Typically the longer the words that you spell the more points that you’ll get for a word. However, you’ll also get double ups and bonuses for placing letters on high value spaces on your grid. Also, keep in mind that letters that are more difficult to use such as x and z will give you more points than using letters that are easy to use. Such as vowels like a and o. If you grew up playing Scrabble and loved coming up with obscure words in order to help you clinch games, you’ll love playing Words With Friends.
One way to ensure that you actively expand your vocab by playing Words With Friends on a daily basis is challenging other writers that you know of, such as writers from a writers class or forum, to play Wordrages against you.
In Powervocab the gameplay is slightly different you’ll be shown flashcards and then you’ll be tasked with choosing the right definition which matches each flashcard. As each card has multiple choices, even if you’re unsure of the answer, you’ll be able to use deductive logic in order to make an educated guess. Remember even if you get the answer to cards incorrect, you’ll learn the meanings of new words, which you may start incorporating into your writing.
Use a random generator to come up with a random subject to write about:
If you keep writing the same types of storylines, challenge yourself to write about new genres and stories by using a random generator to come up with an interesting plot to write about. For example, you may be challenged to write about a road trip or an expedition to the lost city of Atlantis.
So if you want to upskill as a writer and enjoy learning through playing games, it’s well worth playing all of the games that have been listed above, in order to find a favorite.