Story Writing Exercises 1016: Friday 2 December

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

1016-bird-548654_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: aware, lost, report, match, together
  2. Random: an unusual dachshund
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: bad

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

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Story Writing Exercises 1015: Thursday 1 December

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

1015-bike-306859_1280-smallBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: heartache, worry, tears, died, sympathy
  2. Random: the break of dawn
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Bill (character 1), Josie (ch.2), two dogs (object), park (location), argumentative (trait), one dog has been naughty (dilemma)

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

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Story Writing Exercises 1013: Tuesday 29 November

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

1013-arrow-1538698_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: chase, capture, 11pm, every, hard
  2. Random: first-hand experiene
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Draw the Line

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

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Story Writing Exercises 1012: Monday 28 November

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

1012-animal-1295076_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: children, looking, trained, went, through
  2. Random: calling it off
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is chasing someone / something

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

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Story Writing Exercises 1011: Friday 25 November

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

1011-angel-841329Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: severe, confidence, jury, scope, mug
  2. Random: making a cup of tea for a stranger
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: t’adore

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

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Story Writing Exercises 1010: Thursday 24 November

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

1010-grandma_and_horror-858646Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: keyword, think, want, care, drink
  2. Random: closure
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: actor (character 1), director (ch.2), script (object), stage (location), obsessed with perfection (trait), conflict of knowledge (dilemma)

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

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Story Writing Exercises 1009: Wednesday 23 November

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

1009-grand_parc_denghien-851655Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: welcome, television, company, own, detect
  2. Random: stressed because of a cat
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Sitting on the bench…

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

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