Writing exercises 14 September 2013 by Davide Mana Leave a comment Excellent article on writing by novelist John Shirley. Includes exercises. An absolute must read. Writing Is Seeing: Ideas and Exercises for Writers About these ads Share:Like this:Like Loading... Related Author: Davide Mana Paleontologist. By day, freelance researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous.