Monthly Archives: December 2013

Story Writing Exercises 261: Tuesday 31st December

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: strictly, mother, curled, paper, hole
  2. Random: a tipsy New Year’s Eve reveller
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Ready Steady

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Story Writing Exercises 260: Monday 30th December

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.

260 money 109778You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: go, liberty, static, lamp, stripe
  2. Random: projection of a spirit
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is carrying a delicate parcel

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Story Writing Exercises 259: Friday 27th December

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: fritter, waste, alternate, around, ground
  2. Random: leaving a beloved city
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: yearn

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Story Writing Exercises 258: Thursday 26th December

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: wishful, gift, pain, digging, moment
  2. Random: a dull day
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: fake Santa (character 1), real elf (ch.2), parcel (object), department store (location), lying (trait), they know each other (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 257: Wednesday 25th December

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: tunic, red, white, furry, surprise
  2. Random: loose button
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Popping down…

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Story Writing Exercises 256: Tuesday 24th December

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.

256 drawing 562790You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: apple, eyebrows, ring, knock, kindle
  2. Random: destination unknown
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: As If By Magic

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Story Writing Exercises 255: Monday 23rd December

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: home, tired, warm, bones, fire
  2. Random: a long day at work
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is trudging across a muddy 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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