Monthly Archives: October 2013

Story Writing Exercises 218: Thursday 31st October

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.

Wedding CakeYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: ninety-four, high, stop, leave, here
  2. Random: a small office
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: economist (character 1), politician (ch.2), television (object), railway (location), controversial (trait), money issues (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 217: Wednesday 30th October

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.

217 airport 122883You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: trumpet, note, start, card, roll
  2. Random: a maze
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The thousands of…

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Story Writing Exercises 216: Tuesday 29th October

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: first, kill, deprived, need, enormous
  2. Random: overspend
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The New King

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Story Writing Exercises 215: Monday 28th October

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.

215 photographer 213059You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: root, route, blight, develop, job
  2. Random: transformation of a disused area
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is worried about money

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Story Writing Exercises 214: Friday 25th October

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.

214 yellow brooch 660626You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: just, walked, remember, steep, night
  2. Random: sharing a secret
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: slice

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Story Writing Exercises 213: Thursday 24th October

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.

213 van 605266You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: harvest, worry, obligation, false, only
  2. Random: teaching a skill
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: farmer (character 1), horse (ch.2), tractor (object), field (location), obstinate (trait), raining (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 212: Wednesday 23rd October

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.

212 baboon 673408You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: mountain, behind, drop, trailer, trial
  2. Random: square shoulders
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The interview took a turn for the…

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Story Writing Exercises 211: Tuesday 22nd October

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: fashion, moment, bit, excited, industry
  2. Random: share a problem
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Background in Marketing

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Story Writing Exercises 210: Monday 21st October

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.

210 cabin 857434You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: tangerine, mint, floral, pair, pear
  2. Random: something ticked
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is meeting his niece / nephew for the first time

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Story Writing Exercises 209: Friday 18th October

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.

209 train track 64308You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: loose, lose, riddance, goodbye, threat
  2. Random: piece / peace
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: lie

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Story Writing Exercises 208: Thursday 17th October

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.

208 jeep 672639You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: release, catch, balloon, radio, absent
  2. Random: you are a witness
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: vicar (character 1), ghost (ch.2), printer (object), churchyard (location), forgiveness (trait), acting strange (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 207: Wednesday 16th October

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.

207 cracked glass 48439You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: delirium, Sarah, monastery, retreat, stone
  2. Random: climbing a hill
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Every time I look…

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Story Writing Exercises 206: Tuesday 15th October

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.

206 hyena 195623You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: expense, expanse, profit, mid-month, tune
  2. Random: strange urge
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Look of Love

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Story Writing Exercises 205: Monday 14th October

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.

205 mother in law 140297You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: figure, forgive, fortune, fickle, fib
  2. Random: sweeter than expected
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is learning to play an unusual instrument

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Story Writing Exercises 204: Friday 11th October

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.

204 blue horizon 125989You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: series, reasonable, seems, effortless, murder
  2. Random: hindsight
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: eyebrows

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Story Writing Exercises 203: Thursday 10th October

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.

203 chairs 529999You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pattern, variety, applause, windmill, eventually
  2. Random: round of applause
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: comic (character 1), cameraman (ch.2), printer (object), TV studio (location), overbearing (trait), confession (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 202: Wednesday 9th October

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.

202 dog 183454You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: guard, gold, choice, significant, marvellous
  2. Random: lullaby
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Having been upset…

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Story Writing Exercises 201: Tuesday 8th October

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.

201 Post office sign 844295You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: all, fortunate, oddment, party, spot
  2. Random: bluebird
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Perfect Song

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Story Writing Exercises 200: Monday 7th October

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.

200 drip 578512You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: automatic, amazed, range, well, Smith
  2. Random: violin
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is applying for a new passport

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Story Writing Exercises 199: Friday 4th October

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.

199 tiger face 181188You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bored, end, take, only, disc
  2. Random: waiting too long
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: voice

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Story Writing Exercises 198: Thursday 3rd October

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.

198 supermarket 671100You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: king, coal, cold, symbol, ones
  2. Random: an odd couple
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Santa (character 1), teenager (ch.2), monocle (object), opera hall (location), impatience (trait), too short (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 197: Wednesday 2nd October

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.

197 bull 218648You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: raft, available, land, escape, rot
  2. Random: long eyelashes
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: This one I’m…

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Story Writing Exercises 196: Tuesday 1st October

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.

196 major 23028You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: ship, engine, shore, sure, coward
  2. Random: love to hate
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: An Autumn Christmas

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