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.

174 graveyard 748262You can do them in any order.

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

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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)

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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…

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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)

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Story Writing Exercises 167: Wednesday 21st 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.

167 calculator 102120You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: future, waiting, ready, hands, different
  2. Random: classroom pet
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Better this time…

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Story Writing Exercises 166: Tuesday 20th 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.

Three is a crowdYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: time, against, miles, heaven, speechless
  2. Random: little white lie
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Confession

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Story Writing Exercises 165: Monday 19th 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.

165 nun 782023You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: closer, time, love, goodbye, last
  2. Random: forgiving a stranger
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character can’t swim

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Story Writing Exercises 164: Friday 16th 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.

164 deck_shoes 772281You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: stake, steak, fence, team, level
  2. Random: re-write one of the other exercises changing point of view or tense
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: straddle

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Story Writing Exercises 163: Thursday 15th 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.

163 red flag 624268You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: back, over, through, few, wordplay
  2. Random: handing down
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: plumber (character 1), electrician (ch.2), mobile phone (object), garden (location), jealousy (trait), bad timing (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 162: Wednesday 14th 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.

162 old ladies 102739You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: schedule, also, issue, health, herbal
  2. Random: ergonomic
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: A strain on…

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Story Writing Exercises 161: Tuesday 13th 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.

161 coins 700211You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: last, had, science, semester, Oxford
  2. Random: next month
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Visiting from Milwaukee

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Story Writing Exercises 160: Monday 12th 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.

160 gnome 164215You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Catherine, tab, latest, series
  2. Random: invite a stranger
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is reluctant to share

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Story Writing Exercises 159: Friday 9th 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.

159 old train 608104You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cloud, symbol, joke, always, feeling
  2. Random: cartoon character
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: life

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Story Writing Exercises 158: Thursday 8th 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.

158 artist 814616You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: comfort, support, body, bend, tunnel
  2. Random: brace
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: dog trainer (character 1), vicar (ch.2), business card (object), back yard (location), indulge (trait), too slow (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 157: Wednesday 7th 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.

157 poodle 552272You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: schedule, also, issue, health, herbal
  2. Random: ergonomic
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: A strain on…

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Story Writing Exercises 156: Tuesday 6th 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.

156 books - 40338You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: flat, hardly, many, know, doubt
  2. Random: mixed marriage
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Slow thinking

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Story Writing Exercises 155: Monday 5th 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.

155 foter.com-funny-lass_lYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: meaning, suffer, suggest, pear, pair
  2. Random: for a while
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has stolen something of no monetary value

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Story Writing Exercises 154: Friday 2nd 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.

154 blood on floor 45793You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: voice, above, even, draw, golf
  2. Random: foggy day
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: pierce

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Story Writing Exercises 153: Thursday 1st 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.

153 lady on TV 675020You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: people, lie, encased, carry, distant
  2. Random: helpless
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: scientist (character 1), dog (ch.2), whistle (object), park (location), tired (trait), too high (dilemma)

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