Monthly Archives: January 2014

Story Writing Exercises 284: Friday 31st January

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.

You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: home, away, football, game, disappoint284 eye 589979
  2. Random: disappeared from sight
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: shoot

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Story Writing Exercises 283: Thursday 30th January

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.

283 cats 590848You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: temperature, heat, sweat, swear, sweater
  2. Random: giving back
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: singer (character 1), teenager (ch.2), air freshener (object), library (location), untidy (trait), can’t find something (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 282: Wednesday 29th January

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: female, tune, haunted, jaunt, bizarre
  2. Random: backache
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Burning heat…

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Story Writing Exercises 281: Tuesday 28th January

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.

281 bird sunset 671148You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: shot, shadow, experience, away, sweep
  2. Random: toothache
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Fools Rush

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Story Writing Exercises 280: Monday 27th January

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: today, shelter, fade, children, just
  2. Random: neck ache
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has just passed an exam

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Story Writing Exercises 279: Friday 24th January

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.

279 pond 635379You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: mess, hair, forty, eighty-five, careful
  2. Random: a wealthy spouse
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: stick

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Story Writing Exercises 278: Thursday 23rd January

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.

278 man 622695You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: prices, rise, politicians, fantasise, reasonable
  2. Random: respecting an elder
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: harpist (character 1), dog walker (ch.2), directions (object), swimming pool (location), confused (trait), can’t find something (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 277: Wednesday 22nd January

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.

277 shoe 602681You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: soft, travel, accept, certain, truth
  2. Random: living in New York City
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: So is everyone else’s…

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Story Writing Exercises 276: Tuesday 21st January

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.

276 iceberg 607299You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: gaps, lifestyle, older, people, nostalgia
  2. Random: when you were young
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Not Berating

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Story Writing Exercises 275: Monday 20th January

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.

275 footballer 858134You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: success, violin, maudlin, mandarin, paladium
  2. Random: riches to rags
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character feels guilty about something he / she has done or is about to do

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Story Writing Exercises 274: Friday 17th January

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.

274 dog 745204You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: inside, always, complain, weather, seasons
  2. Random: a change for the better, for one of your characters
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: bright

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Story Writing Exercises 273: Thursday 16th January

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.

273 house 599093You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: busy, couldn’t, takeaway, ship, shoes
  2. Random: everything’s wet
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: caravan owner (character 1), roadsweeper (ch.2), piece of paper (object), high street (location), feels the cold (trait), blocked drain (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 272: Wednesday 15th January

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.

272 plate 64013You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Saturday, game, friend, fried, nothing
  2. Random: feeling dizzy
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Before entering…

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Story Writing Exercises 271: Tuesday 14th January

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.

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

  1. Keywords: matter, sky, down, never, out
  2. Random: claustrophobia
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Terrible Burden

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Story Writing Exercises 270: Monday 13th January

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.

270 plant pots 125682You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: June, flashing, battery, varnish, Buddha
  2. Random: a confused cat
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is about to ring a doorbell

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Story Writing Exercises 269: Friday 10th January

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.

269 venice a 558426You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: classic, son, sun, sinister, four
  2. Random: trip to the cinema
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: whirl

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Story Writing Exercises 268: Thursday 9th January

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.

268 queue 173363You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: played, rock, direct, peat, radio
  2. Random: a whole hole
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: postman (character 1), librarian (ch.2), book (object), doorstep (location), lying (trait), the book is damaged (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 267: Wednesday 8th January

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.

267 radiator 622175You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: machine, blows, great, cream, leaflet
  2. Random: a slow clock
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Thanking her…

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Story Writing Exercises 266: Tuesday 7th January

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.

266 photographer 213059You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: volume, working, dumb, wallow, last, suppose
  2. Random: playing bowls
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Terrible Burden

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Story Writing Exercises 265: Monday 6th January

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.

265 bread 533380You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: twenty-six, general, conceal, price, condensed
  2. Random: a rare book
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is about to ring a doorbell

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Story Writing Exercises 264: Friday 3rd January

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.

264 bench woman 82778You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pin, burst, piper, breathe, loss
  2. Random: a locked door
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: steady

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Story Writing Exercises 263: Thursday 2nd January

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.

263 bird 854952You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: satisfactory, hunger, water, mouth, balloon
  2. Random: entering a competition
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: mother (character 1), another mother (ch.2), child (object), school gates (location), lying (trait), they’re married to the same man (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 262: Wednesday 1st January

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.

262 wasp 78940You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: zero, nearly, beginning, baby, silent
  2. Random: 840
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Before you lift the…

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