Monthly Archives: February 2014

Story Writing Exercises 304: Friday 28th February

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.

304 mallard 835688You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: feat, feet, strange, wonder, wander
  2. Random: a taste for fear
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: dream

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Story Writing Exercises 303: Thursday 27th February

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.

303 waffles 782880You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: getting, exercise, slipping, find, hiding
  2. Random: chance meeting
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: harpist (character 1), heating engineer (ch.2), boiler (object), home office (location), lying (trait), no money (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 302: Wednesday 26th February

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.

302 two ladies 673217You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: mourning, loss, bright, umbrella, warning
  2. Random: breaking down the defences
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: It’s only when you… (second person story)

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Story Writing Exercises 301: Tuesday 25th February

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.

301 travel 851771You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: regular, placing, displacement, four, cord
  2. Random: final morning
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Excavation

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Story Writing Exercises 300: Monday 24th February

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.

300 smug cat 648576You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: whistle, wings, revised, chapter, work
  2. Random: singing underground
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has just lost his / her job

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Story Writing Exercises 299: Friday 21st February

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.

299 blue frog 869147You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: understand, natural, extreme, could, manifestation
  2. Random: a huge quantity
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: chief

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Story Writing Exercises 298: Thursday 20th February

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.

298 jigsaw 611346You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: defence, something, neither, charge, rain
  2. Random: fighting back
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: finance manager (character 1), politician (ch.2), computer mouse (object), office (location), lying (trait), red tape / rules (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 297: Wednesday 19th February

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.

297 YokohamaObj 851724You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: replies, relied, passing, basically, sorry
  2. Random: not your fault
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: As soon as you realise… (second person story)

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Story Writing Exercises 296: Tuesday 18th February

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.

296 cave 599738You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: unhappy, Lord, suggestion, should, done
  2. Random: remembering the 1990s
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Non-Apology

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Story Writing Exercises 295: Monday 17th February

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.

295 staircase 872489You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: blame, perhaps, blossom, boss, finally
  2. Random: unhappy locals
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is angry about the weather

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Story Writing Exercises 294: Friday 14th February

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.

294 face 632099You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: love, life, live, leave, loathe
  2. Random: fading love
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: kind

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Story Writing Exercises 293: Thursday 13th February

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.

Champagne SunriseYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: wound, kill, smile, leaf, eyes
  2. Random: lost faith
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: glass blower (character 1), supermarket checkout assistant (ch.2), jar of jam (object), shop (location), stutter (trait), something wrong with the product (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 292: Wednesday 12th February

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.

292 ballerinas 595877You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: child, woman, take, truth, believe
  2. Random: hide and seek
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: She only reveals…

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Story Writing Exercises 291: Tuesday 11th February

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.

291 glasses 598074You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: takes, wait, wants, ahead, care
  2. Random: thief in the shadows
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: As Long As It’s Free

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Story Writing Exercises 290: Monday 10th February

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.

290 dog 622289You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: frequently, nobody, fool, earned, degree
  2. Random: never gives in
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is late for an important meeting

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Story Writing Exercises 289: Friday 7th February

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.

289 avenue 644420You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: which, whom, when, why, silent, solemn
  2. Random: fading rainbow
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: hound

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Story Writing Exercises 288: Thursday 6th February

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.

288 flowers 629614You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: up, down, fluid, torrid, end
  2. Random: round and round
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: dog lover (character 1), cat lover (ch.2), contract (object), animal shelter (location), impatient (trait), can’t decide (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 287: Wednesday 5th February

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.

287 sign 676238You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: blue, white, pink, rouge, bottle
  2. Random: drunk vs sober
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The man with the gun…

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Story Writing Exercises 286: Tuesday 4th February

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.

286 pond 635379You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: please, kick, short, sharp, sock
  2. Random: a jobs list
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: This Time

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Story Writing Exercises 285: Monday 3rd February

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.

285 mushroom 635080You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: good, passing, twirl, quick, sneeze
  2. Random: bad manners
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has just been reminded of something

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