Monthly Archives: April 2014

Story Writing Exercises 347: Wednesday 30th April

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.

347 bird 681273You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: work, word, strange, foolish, leave
  2. Random: a bad dream
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: I’ve always wanted…

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Story Writing Exercises 346: Tuesday 29th April

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.

346 snow 893326You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: read, cover, mention, name, Sarah
  2. Random: doesn’t want to fall in love
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Never Thought

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Story Writing Exercises 345: Monday 28th April

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.

345 sign 876936You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: wicked, holiday, older, rumour, game
  2. Random: special effects
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has just found something important

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Story Writing Exercises 344: Friday 25th April

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.

344 apple and books 872871You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: melt, summer, bagel, twine, twit
  2. Random: the London Marathon
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: shame

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Story Writing Exercises 343: Thursday 24th April

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.

343 footprint 898382You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: better, moving, left, surprise, DJ
  2. Random: left behind
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: parishioner (character 1), priest (ch.2), shoe (object), church hall (location), too quiet (trait), singing badly (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 342: Wednesday 23rd April

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.

342 misty bridge 901976You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: dancing, friends, never, tonight, sweater
  2. Random: trying not to make a noise
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Whistling during…

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Story Writing Exercises 341: Tuesday 22nd April

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.

341 blue glass 898428You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sweet, record, trail, water, OK
  2. Random: fair accusation
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: To the End

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Story Writing Exercises 340: Monday 21st April

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.

340 notebook 848929You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: begun, my, sunrise, mobile, shower
  2. Random: waiting for an hour
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has just found his / her older / younger sister / brother

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Story Writing Exercises 339: Friday 18th April

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.

339 light 741617You can do them in any order.

1. Keywords: time, mine, bell, celebrate, fun
2. Random: a marriage that’s run its course
3. Picture: what does this inspire?
4. One-word prompt: trying

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Story Writing Exercises 338: Thursday 17th April

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.

338 woman 903017You can do them in any order.

1. Keywords: white, black, blue, red, crime, orange
2. Random: splashes of loyalty
3. Picture: what does this inspire?
4. Mixed bag: singer (character 1), single man (ch.2), song (object), library (location), too quiet (trait), mobile phone ringing (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 337: Wednesday 16th April

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.

337 lighthouse 729193You can do them in any order.

1. Keywords: bright, clever, light, bulb, twist
2. Random: too loud then too quiet
3. Picture: what does this inspire?
4. Sentence start: As the music started,…

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Story Writing Exercises 336: Tuesday 15th April

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.

336 leaves 872637You can do them in any order.

1. Keywords: peace, piece, apple, banana, bowl
2. Random: unfair accusation
3. Picture: what does this inspire?
4. Tuesday Title: The Punishment Fits

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Story Writing Exercises 335: Monday 14th April

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.

335 boy 866874You can do them in any order.

1. Keywords: romance, thrilling, erotic, script, litany
2. Random: playing away
3. Picture: what does this inspire?
4. Monday Monologue: Your character has forgotten the words

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Story Writing Exercises 334: Friday 11th April

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.

334 snowman 898306You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: gardening, song, tea, bucket, mesh
  2. Random: a killer smile
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: hassle

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Story Writing Exercises 333: Thursday 10th April

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.

333 bike 675703You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: promise, careless, laugh, cut, bring
  2. Random: changes her mind
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: random stranger (character 1), housewife (ch.2), swing (object), behind a tree (location), absent-minded (trait), too casual (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 332: Wednesday 9th April

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.

332 maths 655667You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: tipple, trip, care, self, enormous
  2. Random: the best and worst
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Always the underdog,…

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Story Writing Exercises 331: Tuesday 8th April

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.

331 rusty cross 773265You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sudden, cruel, pleases, fool, conviction
  2. Random: throwing shadows
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Woman

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Story Writing Exercises 330: Monday 7th April

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.

330 plums 858673You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: mate, cold, sheath, curve, CD
  2. Random: stealing a kiss
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has reached a road she/he doesn’t recognise

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Story Writing Exercises 329: Friday 4th April

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.

329 barbed wire 872477You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: successful, stock, tree, prevent, graft
  2. Random: a stubborn child
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: grow

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Story Writing Exercises 328: Thursday 3rd April

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.

328 Cardinal in the Snow 893440You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: more, might, absolute, wink, install
  2. Random: precious challenge
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: gardener (character 1), farmer (ch.2), seeds (object), greenhouse (location), cold (trait), old seeds (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 327: Wednesday 2nd April

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.

327 postbox 872160You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: situation, open, amount, hassle, debate
  2. Random: indirect sunlight
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The lying mirror…

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Story Writing Exercises 326: Tuesday 1st April

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.

326 purple smoke 849847You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: go, dark, splat, pick, punch
  2. Random: high and demanding
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Growing Pains

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