Monthly Archives: March 2014

Story Writing Exercises 325: Monday 31st March

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.

325 knitting 633199You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cutting, plotting, collapse, hard, mild
  2. Random: a flooded park
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has found a map

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

Continue reading

Story Writing Exercises 324: Friday 28th March

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.

DEPIRF-00032408-001You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: closure, sad, jail, grateful, found
  2. Random: an easy complication
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: vigil

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

Continue reading

Story Writing Exercises 323: Thursday 27th March

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.

323 glasses 615576You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: distrust, toll, disrupt, erupt, sought
  2. Random: an Achilles heel
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: detective (character 1), candlemaker (ch.2), kitchen table (object), kitchen (location), untrustworthy (trait), an obsession (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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

Continue reading

Story Writing Exercises 322: Wednesday 26th March

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.

freeimages.co.uk medical imagesYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: stomp, smash, shirt, gap, shorts
  2. Random: making some tea
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: For only so long…

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).

Continue reading

Story Writing Exercises 321: Tuesday 25th March

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.

321 earbud notes 892448You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: again, hand, sketch, food, solitude
  2. Random: saying goodbye
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: piece

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).

Continue reading

Story Writing Exercises 320: Monday 24th March

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.

321 hammer 745558You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: vengeance, obligation, repair, jigsaw, curious
  2. Random: couldn’t wait
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has an anniversary looming

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).

Continue reading

Story Writing Exercises 319: Friday 21st March

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: nationality, speak, train, walking, street319 red car 751617
  2. Random: learning a new language
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: Welsh

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).

Continue reading