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.

261 man pint 183921You can do them in any order.

  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.

259 record 532712You can do them in any order.

  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.

258 venice b 558426You can do them in any order.

  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.

257 feet 558543You can do them in any order.

  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.

255 poem 14700You can do them in any order.

  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

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Story Writing Exercises 254: Friday 20th 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.

254 van 605266You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: dry, squeeze, Valentine, bruise, cruise
  2. Random: rescued pet
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: seethe

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Story Writing Exercises 253: Thursday 19th 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.

253 baboon 673408You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: whistle, whisker, whisky, shot, hand
  2. Random: scared of something soft
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: financier (character 1), traffic warden (ch.2), ticket (object), car park (location), always late (trait), they know each other (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 252: Wednesday 18th 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.

252 matrix 226906You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: run, look, disgust, ruin, place
  2. Random: nothing to say
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Certain of that one fact…

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Story Writing Exercises 251: Tuesday 17th 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.

251 man hiding eyes - poss coverYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: return, killer, save, run, sea
  2. Random: returning to a childhood home
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Playground

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Story Writing Exercises 250: Monday 16th 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.

250 jigsaw 694389You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: blurred, flood, medic, verbatim, yellow
  2. Random: lying in wait
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is hard of hearing

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Story Writing Exercises 249: Friday 13th 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.

249 magnifying glass 583124You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: crumbs, peace, radio, slow, going
  2. Random: chipped windscreen
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: unsafe

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Story Writing Exercises 248: Thursday 12th 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.

248 starfish 729983You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: second, mind, aware, stop, critical
  2. Random: broken mirror
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: astronaut (character 1), waiter (ch.2), timetable (object), bus stop (location), always late (trait), missed last bus (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 247: Wednesday 11th 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.

DCF 1.0You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: listening, slave, perpetual, calendar, thinking
  2. Random: unusual shopping list
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: “If only I hadn’t taken…”

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Story Writing Exercises 246: Tuesday 10th 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.

246 french houses 49707You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cut, bad, need, control, roll
  2. Random: no fear
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: One Second Too Early

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Story Writing Exercises 245: Monday 9th 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.

245 girls on railway 841117You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: save, such, crazy, everything, romance
  2. Random: fake fantasy
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is in financial trouble

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Story Writing Exercises 244: Friday 6th 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.

Paint brushesYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: control, dream, inside, kiss, sweet
  2. Random: can’t sleep
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: midway

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Story Writing Exercises 243: Thursday 5th 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.

243 feet arrows 838944You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: turn, circular, cut, sure, know
  2. Random: a noisy printer
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: road sweeper (character 1), priest (ch.2), brush (object), street (location), falls in love easily (trait), needs to share a secret (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 242: Wednesday 4th 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.

242 wires 768445You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: feels, forget, heart, torn, gone
  2. Random: desperately un/happy
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: “It had better…”

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Story Writing Exercises 241: Tuesday 3rd 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.

241 sunflower 639224You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: heaven, time, holding, alone, long
  2. Random: kept walking
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Life So Sweet

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Story Writing Exercises 240: Monday 2nd 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.

240 brick wall 693927You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: year, thistle, boyfriend, feet, curl
  2. Random: too short
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is in love for the second time

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