Cut Up Writing Worksheet

Cut-Up Technique - writing exercise worksheet

Writing Journal Worksheet – Cut Up (PDF)

The cut-up technique is a fun, aleatory writing exercise that can help you push the boundaries of your use of syntax and vocabulary.

There are a few ways you can use this worksheet…

  1. Crease the page along the vertical lines. Fold so that the edges meet and write a text across columns 4 and 1. You can use found words, or write your own. Repeat for the other side (columns 2 and 3). Now fold the page down the centre and read the resulting text. What new ideas emerge?
  2. Write a separate text in each of the 4 columns. You might like to insert some poetry and experiment with different styles and eras for more “dynamic range” in your cut-up writing. Then either read across the lines, or cut up the page along the vertical folds and rearrange the columns.
  3. For more variety, you can also fold or cut the page horizontally, or cut vertically down the middle of each column.
  4. Cut out your favourite words and paste them into other portions of the text.
  5. Print on both sides of the page for even more cut-up or fold-in options!

Want more writing games?

  1. Fortune Telling with Bibliomancy
  2. A Writer’s Block Board Game
  3. A Word Crawl with Sticky Notes
Roses, book & quill
Write now...
Roses, book & quill
Pick up an Ebook...
Roses, book & quill
My New Novel!

a law of attraction novel

Roses, book & quill
Lady Writer

I write about literature, language, love, and living off your pen. Also, fortifying fiction, personal amelioration, and tea.

Roses, book & quill
Learn from a master
Roses, book & quill
Thank you for Sharing!
Share on pinterest
Share on reddit
Share on email
Share on whatsapp
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on facebook
Share on tumblr
The Alemmian Advertiser
Please be advised that the following ONLINE WRITING COURSES are currently on offer at
01. Plot
The One Page Novel

Learn how to structure and outline your story,  and finally finish your manuscript.

02. Character
How to Be the Heroine of Your Own Story

Learn how to create strong, memorable, lifelike characters.

03. World
How to Lose Yourself in a World of Your Own Invention

Learn how to build a story world that transports both you, and your reader.

Study creative writing at The Lady Writers League, enjoy exclusive membership benefits, and GROW into the writer you have always longed to be.
Courses are open to ladies & gentlemen of all levels of writing ability. Please provide your own paper.
Roses, book & quill
Thank You For Reading

New articles, worksheets, stories & other free writing resources are published every week. 

Please subscribe so you don’t miss any!


You can also keep in touch with me on the following social media platforms…

Don't forget to pick up your
free novel outline + training!
7-page plot outline you can use to practice writing right now.


This page contains affiliate links which help support the site.

Angie Makes Feminine WordPress Themes
Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 6,450 other subscribers.

Don't Miss this Free Workshop!