Monthly Archives: May 2013

Story Writing Exercises 109: Friday 31st May

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

Fruit Pizza You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: society, create, civil, UK, remarkable
  2. Random: dreading tomorrow
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: legend

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Story Writing Exercises 108: Thursday 30th May

Here are your four story 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: testament, embarrass, true, generation, something
  2. Random: an awful painting
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Old man (character 1), jogger (ch.2), cat (object), tennis court (location), refuses to wear a hearing aid (trait), glasses / spectacles broken (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 107: Wednesday 29th May

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

Santa ClausYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bear, bare, time, thyme, savage
  2. Random: an expensive bracelet
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The day before yesterday…

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Story Writing Exercises 106: Tuesday 28th May

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

106 baby girl 112035You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: list, classic, origin, colony, silence
  2. Random: learning to play the piano
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Tough it out

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Story Writing Exercises 105: Monday 27th May

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

105 kissing 84825You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: press, history, aware, address, early
  2. Random: colour-blind
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has to make a difficult decision

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Story Writing Exercises 104: Friday 24th May

Here are your four story 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: cream, carrot, orange, organic, night
  2. Random: green fingered
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: clear

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Story Writing Exercises 103: Thursday 23rd May

Here are your four story 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: remove, pull, four, trim, skier
  2. Random: different time
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: chef (character 1), supplier (ch.2), champagne bottle (object), windmill (location), clicks fingers (trait), cooking challenge (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 102: Wednesday 22nd May

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fillet, fill it, muscle, mussel, row
  2. Random: touching hands
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: It’s not until…

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Story Writing Exercises 101: Tuesday 21st May

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

101 anniversary 72399You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: crack, scrape, cut, hit, whip
  2. Random: running for a train
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The quality

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Story Writing Exercises 100: Monday 20th May

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

100 fairy 35795You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: taste, define, region, true, opponent
  2. Random: too much garlic
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: It’s your character’s birthday but someone’s forgotten

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Story Writing Exercises 099: Friday 17th May

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

099 night 177898You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: throw, hit, low, enter, blur
  2. Random: S/he’s spending Christmas with her/his ex
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: eye

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Story Writing Exercises 098: Thursday 16th May

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

098 ceiling light 595401You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pump, vein, dark, taste, obey
  2. Random: Her/his partner wants a threesome
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: surgeon (character 1), chocolate taster (ch.2), rabbit (object), library (location), phobia of kittens (trait), foot stuck in something (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 097: Wednesday 15th May

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

097 door knocker 209565You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: gas, fast, tense, deep, reason, trace
  2. Random: S/he’s allergic to cats / dogs
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Every time I look at you…

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Story Writing Exercises 096: Tuesday 14th May

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

096 house car 747076You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: strange, not, what, lightning, vein
  2. Random: S/he has frequent hiccups
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Please forgive me

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Story Writing Exercises 095: Monday 13th May

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

095 arch 140875You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: side, lose, other, act, forgive
  2. Random: S/he cries at the slightest thing
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: It’s her/his first ever visit to…

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Story Writing Exercises 094: Friday 10th May

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

094 woman camera 174380You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: monster, find, better, babe, snack
  2. Random: She’s found underwear in the family car
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: break

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Story Writing Exercises 093: Thursday 9th May

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

SONY DSCYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sketch, ill, new, hang, care
  2. Random: S/he collects something unusual
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: traffic warden (character 1), fruit picker (ch.2), cough sweets (object), bookshop (location), forgetful (trait), lost wallet (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 092: Wednesday 8th May

Here are your four story 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: office, drab, flow, feed, silent
  2. Random: S/he has no-one who cares about her/him
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Second-person sentence start: She won’t look you in the eye until…

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Story Writing Exercises 091: Tuesday 7th May

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

SONY DSCYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: best, 2012, speak, customer, saying
  2. Random: S/he’s too shy to meet someone new
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Secret admirer

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Story Writing Exercises 090: Monday 6th May

Here are your four story 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: unite, whatever, live, juice, belong
  2. Random: S/he speaks three foreign languages
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is painting a ceiling

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Story Writing Exercises 089: Friday 3rd May

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

089 laundry 57309You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: shredded, routine, platitude, severed, wonky
  2. Random: S/he loves old movies
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: fortune

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Story Writing Exercises 088: Thursday 2nd May

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

088 cooking 771209You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: waste, break, way, choke, smile
  2. Random: Take one of these three stories and either change the point of view from one character to another and/or change the tense.
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: jazz singer (character 1), nurse (ch.2), odd shoe (object), cinema (location), impatience (trait), sneezes loudly (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 087: Wednesday 1st May

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

087 airport snow 642429You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: light, honey, sleep, company, breathe
  2. Random: S/he has a scar on her/his neck
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Turning on the radio…

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