Monthly Archives: February 2013

Story Writing Exercises 043: Thursday 28th February

Here are your four exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: task, rebellion, reveal, ignite, hall
  2. Random: S/he has weight issues
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: debt collector (character 1), hairdresser (ch2), fruit machine (object), cinema (location), water (dilemma), forgetful (trait)

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Story Writing Exercises 042: Wednesday 27th February

Here are your four exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: red, curtains, face, vicar, laugh
  2. Random: S/he’s famous in her home country
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Lifting up the flap…

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Story Writing Exercises 041: Tuesday 26th February

Here are your four exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: top, mean, enjoy, conversation, ninety-six
  2. Random: S/he’s stealing from her/his company
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Title: The light on the ceiling

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Story Writing Exercises 040: Monday 25th February

Here are your four exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: France, tune, whistle, repetitive, none
  2. Random: Fill in a word association word web (http://eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/pdf/clusterweb2.pdf is an example), starting with the word ‘free’ then pick 5 of the words you created and write a piece including those words. You could of course pick another 5 for another piece… and so on.
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Her girl/boyfriend is cheating on her

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Story Writing Exercises 039: Friday 22nd February

Here are your four exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: teardrop, calling, food, air, silly
  2. Picture: what does this inspire?
  3. Random: Joy from the rock band, learns to foresee the future, the woman in 3b, saves mother
  4. One-word prompt: Sunday

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Story Writing Exercises 038: Thursday 21st February

Here are your four exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: mix, fortune, white, bunch, smile
  2. Random: Find / Google two pictures; one of a male, one female and completed a profile template for each (name, age, nationality, height, job, hair colour, quirk, favourite TV programme, favourite food etc). Get to know your character.
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Dialogue: Two friends are gossiping about another friend

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Story Writing Exercises 037: Wednesday 20th February

Here are your four exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: file, paper, red, nut, stapler
  2. Random: S/he’s about to elope with a younger partner…
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Final sentence: …the day Lillian learned to drive.

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