Monthly Archives: May 2014

Story Writing Exercises 369: Friday 30th May

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.

369 Success sign 876828You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pencil, scribble, preservation, alone, experience
  2. Random: unlike anything else
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: nourish

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Story Writing Exercises 368: Thursday 29th May

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.

368 ticket 909483You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: part, story, interesting, feeling, flush
  2. Random: an unexplained feeling
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Beth (character 1), Stella (ch.2), shawl (object), Germany (location), changeable (trait), found out she’s not her sister (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 367: Wednesday 28th May

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.

367 woman 694341You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: lady, known, consequence, looks, doesn’t
  2. Random: alive eyes
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Are we meant to feel…?

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Story Writing Exercises 366: Tuesday 27th May

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.

366 wood background 899268You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: terrible, relief, over, next, last
  2. Random: fourteen-year-old
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Fairy Tale Logic

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Story Writing Exercises 365: Monday 26th May

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, fearful, joy, fingers, brew
  2. Random: bad hair day
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has stolen something

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Story Writing Exercises 364: Friday 23rd May

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.

364 dog 890531You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: gone, ban, cuisine, world, blind
  2. Random: a Danish pastry
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: threat

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Story Writing Exercises 363: Thursday 22nd May

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.

363 bicycle 728889You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: weather, television, game, quote, day
  2. Random: milestone anniversary
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: TV presenter (character 1), fan (ch.2), letter (object), office (location), scary (trait), missing address (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 362: Wednesday 21st May

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.

362 message bottle 863351You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pretty, mother, night, free, thought
  2. Random: lucky charm
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: How could I be so…

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Story Writing Exercises 361: Tuesday 20th May

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: leave, stage, install, maybe, secure
  2. Random: throwing away something precious
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Finding the Key

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Story Writing Exercises 360: Monday 19th May

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.

360 tree 744691You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: many, find, strange, way, build
  2. Random: pomegranate
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is tired of his partner’s hobby

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Story Writing Exercises 359: Friday 16th May

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.

359 die 674822You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: down, replace, barrel, gun, everything
  2. Random: lost, returned, broken
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: mistake

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Story Writing Exercises 358: Thursday 15th May

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.

358 monkey mug 719601You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: replayed, lost, along, right, wrong
  2. Random: only the truth
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. gardener (character 1), shop assistant (ch.2), packet of seeds (object), garden centre (location), impatient (trait), out of stock (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 357: Wednesday 14th May

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.

357 skate 850784You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: shine, water, running, sad, place
  2. Random: Havana
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Everything I touched…

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Story Writing Exercises 356: Tuesday 13th May

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.

356 Antique piano 889843You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: beat, meet, lovely, holiday, nothing
  2. Random: trying to be funny
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Draining the Sun

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Story Writing Exercises 355: Monday 12th May

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.

355 Painted Background 898733You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: drown, sea, beach, paperwork, picnic
  2. Random: not the only one
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is wearing a disguise

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Story Writing Exercises 354: Friday 9th May

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.

354 army 674822You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: joy, disappointment, being, living, hoping
  2. Random: winning when he didn’t want to
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: soul

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Story Writing Exercises 353: Thursday 8th May

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.

353 beach 876155You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: still, honest, side, ball, almost
  2. Random: incorrect calculation
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: barmaid (character 1), customer (ch.2), bottle opener (object), pub (location), too noisy (trait), something’s lost (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 352: Wednesday 7th May

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.

352 globe 801854You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: carry, story, wherever, whenever, mine
  2. Random: a first time
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Even if we…

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Story Writing Exercises 351: Tuesday 6th May

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.

351 darkedinburgh_acrossriver 889791You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fortune, fourteen, forty, fourth, foul
  2. Random: doing it all for love
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: I’d Do Anything

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Story Writing Exercises 350: Monday 5th May

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.

350 still life 834041You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: produce, Shakespeare, fancy, rotten, Norfolk
  2. Random: happy birthday
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is pretending to be someone else

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Story Writing Exercises 349: Friday 2nd May

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.

349 pensive 876750You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: suitable, caution, pressure, recipe, receipt
  2. Random: failing at something important
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: without

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Story Writing Exercises 348: Thursday 1st May

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.

348 view 856041You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: without, being, sparkle, cream, play
  2. Random: river on fire
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: singer (character 1), witness (ch.2), dream (object), sports hall (location), too noisy (trait), something’s lost (dilemma)

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