Monthly Archives: August 2013

Story Writing Exercises 174: Friday 30th August

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: taking, notebook, born, never, active
  2. Random: on the stage
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: field

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 173: Thursday 29th August

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.

173 dust 12562You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: field, work, six, glow, button
  2. Random: first lesson
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: driving teacher (character 1), writer (ch.2), dog (object), quarry (location), dirty (trait), no paper (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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 172: Wednesday 28th August

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.

172 meerkat 141247You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: blue, letter, hold, pot, clock
  2. Random: fingers and thumbs
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Slipping down the…

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 171: Tuesday 27th August

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: dot, slash, find, more, visit
  2. Random: hiding a child
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Performance

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Story Writing Exercises 170: Monday 26th August

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.

170 outback 191881You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: away, revised, complete, listen, luck
  2. Random: new piece
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is learning to play the guitar

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Story Writing Exercises 169: Friday 23rd August

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.

169 kidnap 601408You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: meal, mile, peach, speech, teach
  2. Random: waiting for someone new
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: print

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Story Writing Exercises 168: Thursday 22nd August

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.

DCF 1.0You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: somebody, better, stay, night, build
  2. Random: difficult student
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: child (character 1), language teacher (ch.2), ruler (object), school dinner hall (location), forgetful (trait), running out of time (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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