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.

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  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

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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.

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

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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.

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  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)

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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.

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  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…

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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.

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

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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.

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  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

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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

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Story Writing Exercises 318: Thursday 20th 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.

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  1. Keywords: award, choose, audience, real, work
  2. Random: first birthday party
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: celebrity (character 1), cakemaker (ch.2), Oscar statue (object), reception (location), impatient (trait), forgotten something important (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 317: Wednesday 19th 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.

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  1. Keywords: hair, help, chair, personality, remember
  2. Random: forgot something important
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Celebrating the last…

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Story Writing Exercises 316: Tuesday 18th 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.

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  1. Keywords: like, handkerchief, treat, cigarette, remember
  2. Random: talking to a lady
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Fizzing

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Story Writing Exercises 315: Monday 17th 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.

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  1. Keywords: apart, looking, forgive, more, moor
  2. Random: three times
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has a cold

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Story Writing Exercises 314: Friday 14th 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.

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  1. Keywords: throw, play, today, OK, walk
  2. Random: unconvincing smile
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: silver

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Story Writing Exercises 313: Thursday 13th 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.

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  1. Keywords: successful, Barbara, Babs, child, arrived
  2. Random: blamed unjustly
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: teacher (character 1), radio DJ (ch.2), cradle (object), reception (location), doesn’t find something funny (trait), too old (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 312: Wednesday 12th 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.

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  1. Keywords: comes, prejudice, nice, accent, fine
  2. Random: unrealistic personality
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: In the end…

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Story Writing Exercises 311: Tuesday 11th 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.

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  1. Keywords: copy, barrier, crazy, situation, answer
  2. Random: talking to a lady
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Daft Moment

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Story Writing Exercises 310: Monday 10th 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.

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  1. Keywords: purely, completely, Aran, back, Nick
  2. Random: a business arrangement
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has won their first competition

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Story Writing Exercises 309: Friday 7th 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.

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  1. Keywords: scream, joy, endeavour, ladies, world
  2. Random: embarrassed by a sibling
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: rice

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Story Writing Exercises 308: Thursday 6th 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.

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  1. Keywords: chasing, grace, music, coming, keep
  2. Random: trying to lift someone’s spirits
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: child (character 1), social worker (ch.2), toy rabbit (object), lounge (location), lying (trait), something smells (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 307: Wednesday 5th 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.

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  1. Keywords: refresh, really, big, moment, occurring
  2. Random: Wendy’s windy Wednesday
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: It was more like…

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Story Writing Exercises 306: Tuesday 4th 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.

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  1. Keywords: happen, safe, after, become, new
  2. Random: best friend’s betrayal
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: First Birthday Party

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Story Writing Exercises 305: Monday 3rd 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.

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  1. Keywords: behave, happy, need, truth, count
  2. Random: feeling childish
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has lost a competition

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