Monthly Archives: November 2013

Story Writing Exercises 239: Friday 29th November

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.

239 guitar 778265You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: remarkably, New York, night-time, dilemma, avoid
  2. Random: on the wagon
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: musical

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Story Writing Exercises 238: Thursday 28th November

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.

238 tall_ships 784756You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: expect, poorly, bed, add, annoying
  2. Random: taking over from a colleague
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: phone operator (character 1), radio DJ (ch.2), handbag (object), phone (location), cries easily (trait), lost credit card (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 237: Wednesday 27th November

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.

237 canoe 814725You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Richard, car, cliff, magazine, work
  2. Random: a badly-received joke
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: When she saw me…

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Story Writing Exercises 236: Tuesday 26th November

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.

236 littlegirlindress 796851You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: yeah, hawthorn, prickle (verb), must, metal
  2. Random: banned from taking part
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Let’s See

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Story Writing Exercises 235: Monday 25th November

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.

235 medals 171866You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: talking, house, dare, ask, number
  2. Random: gone fishing
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has agoraphobia

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Story Writing Exercises 234: Friday 22nd November

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.

234 ghoul 718477You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: paste, face, find, something, comment
  2. Random: deserted boat
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: group

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Story Writing Exercises 233: Thursday 21st November

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.

Pills and a medication bottleYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pit, hungry, rubble, rumble, thief
  2. Random: boy sitting under a tree
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: astronaut (character 1), café worker (ch.2), hot cross bun (object), street (location), nervous (trait), theft (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 232: Wednesday 20th November

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.

232 botanic garden 687592You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: contact, earth, yellow, cellophane, falling
  2. Random: a rancid sweet
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Whistling across…

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Story Writing Exercises 231: Tuesday 19th November

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.

231 popcorn 525217You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: shine, sung, water, running, street
  2. Random: sad face made happy
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Thistle down

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Story Writing Exercises 230: Monday 18th November

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.

230 rug 230558You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: save, sea, ship, beach, lovely
  2. Random: not finding anything funny
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is about to take an audition

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Story Writing Exercises 229: Friday 15th November

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.

229 saddle 868720You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: deny, above, anything, restore, faith
  2. Random: everything’s going wrong
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: change

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Story Writing Exercises 228: Thursday 14th November

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.

228 door wheel 789945You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: lie, respect, protect, thinking, hurt
  2. Random: trying to look younger / older
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: singer (character 1), army recruit (ch.2), pack of paper (object), office (location), overfriendly (trait), underage (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 227: Wednesday 13th November

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.

227 racoon 742915You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: anger, food, fool, happened, anyone
  2. Random: passing by unnoticed
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Until he / she met…

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Story Writing Exercises 226: Tuesday 12th November

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.

226 jellyfish 623619You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: inside, buddy, Washington, chat, wallet
  2. Random: true colours
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Turning In

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Story Writing Exercises 225: Monday 11th November

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.

225 girls in water 691012You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: believe, truth, door, up, hear
  2. Random: a voice in the hall
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has signed a contract they’re unsure about

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Story Writing Exercises 224: Friday 8th November

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.

224 red open door 688546You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: coach, shoelace, talent, trophy, deserve
  2. Random: short and tall
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: power

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Story Writing Exercises 223: Thursday 7th November

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.

223 box lids 649626You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: anything, convey, part, printable, promote
  2. Random: looking smart
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: thief (character 1), traffic warden (ch.2), camera (object), hotel (location), unfriendly (trait), discovered secret (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 222: Wednesday 6th November

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.

222 bench 820397You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: simple, intention, every, astonished, capture
  2. Random: sixteen weeks
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The dream destination…

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Story Writing Exercises 221: Tuesday 5th November

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.

221 cap 732377You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: firework, silly, colours, united, behind
  2. Random: a family gathering
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Katherine’s Wheel

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Story Writing Exercises 220: Monday 4th November

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.

220 snails 725126You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: unjust, useless, looking, penetrated, doorbell
  2. Random: the three of them
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is worried about their weight

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Story Writing Exercises 219: Friday 1st November

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.

219 leaves 715132You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: currently, old, oak, common, north
  2. Random: an auction
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: connect

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