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

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 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…

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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

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 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

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 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)

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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