Monthly Archives: June 2014

Story Writing Exercises 390: Monday 30th June

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.

390 backpackers 909154You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: light, orchestra, alone, only, around
  2. Random: late again
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is ungrateful for a friend’s help

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Story Writing Exercises 389: Friday 27th June

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.

389 peaches 818846You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: apple, sneeze, unicorn, amour, armour
  2. Random: three hundred and eighty-nine
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: rubble

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Story Writing Exercises 388: Thursday 26th June

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.

388 eye 690085You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: owner, willing, hire, present, munch
  2. Random: write an article for a magazine of your choice (and submit it!)
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Japanese (character 1), Canadian (ch.2), magazine (object), forest (location), enchanting (trait), waiting too long (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 387: Wednesday 25th June

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.

387 bridge 1 673197You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: quit, found, dump, scrounge, breathe
  2. Random: down on their luck
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: They had become…

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Story Writing Exercises 386: Tuesday 24th June

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.

386 coolbaby 906111You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: moon, park, humiliate, drunk, cap
  2. Random: the book had shown him
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Purpose

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Story Writing Exercises 385: Monday 23rd June

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.

385 barn 683644You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: obvious, predictable, fairest, sacred, apple
  2. Random: boiling water
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is grateful for something small

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Story Writing Exercises 384: Friday 20th June

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.

384 cave 682578You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: real, slow, extensive, transport, navigate
  2. Random: a homeless woman
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: highlight

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Story Writing Exercises 383: Thursday 19th June

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.

383 snake 896940You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bristle, adopted, police, murder, invest
  2. Random: you may not remember
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: adopted brother (character 1), policeman (ch.2), bicycle (object), clock museum (location), talks too much (trait), forgotten a name (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 382: Wednesday 18th June

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.

382 hummingbird 868397You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: memory, legacy, mention, sincere, imagine
  2. Random: nothing much
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: For at least six months…

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Story Writing Exercises 381: Tuesday 17th June

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.

381 Painted Background 898732You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: strike, every, fiction, silly, anagram
  2. Random: something unfunny
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Anagram of Boring

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Story Writing Exercises 380: Monday 16th June

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.

380 dog 909472You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: snow, stamp, doorbell, woman, trained
  2. Random: three shillings
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is standing on a bridge

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Story Writing Exercises 379: Friday 13th June

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.

379 fair 751796You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: need, leave, Nebraska, pick, song
  2. Random: down by the river
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: sound

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Story Writing Exercises 378: Thursday 12th June

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.

378 finger pointing 867608You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: lost, way, along, alone, lonely
  2. Random: every mistake I ever made
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: astronaut (character 1), footballer (ch.2), packet of cereal (object), literary festival (location), dislike of oranges (trait), mistaken identity (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 377: Wednesday 11th June

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.

377 Fremont-Experience-in-Las-Vegas 909482You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Shakespeare, care, exclusive, walking, rooms
  2. Random: tripping up a pavement
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Online now…

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Story Writing Exercises 376: Tuesday 10th June

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.

376 dark_bridge 906542You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hurt, loved, compensation, compliment, talk
  2. Random: unrepeatable
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Sweet Smile

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Story Writing Exercises 375: Monday 9th June

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.

375 girl 837657You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: spot, ex, vow, arrow, worst
  2. Random: a rumbling stomach
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has stolen something of no monetary value

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Story Writing Exercises 374: Friday 6th June

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.

374 hand 726410You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: scissors, drunk, drink, bottle, harvest
  2. Random: simply alone
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: satisfy

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Story Writing Exercises 373: Thursday 5th June

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.

373 jars 844621You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: lost, way, along, alone, lonely
  2. Random: every mistake I ever made
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Tom (character 1), Harry (ch.2), packet of peanuts (object), post office (location), allergic (trait), underage (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 372: Wednesday 4th June

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.

372 man 794258You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: won’t, until, shine, water, street
  2. Random: a sad face
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Everything I touched…

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Story Writing Exercises 371: Tuesday 3rd June

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.

371 fennec fox 904411You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: beat, what, no one, summer, sun
  2. Random: nothing funny left to say
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Save Me

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Story Writing Exercises 370: Monday 2nd June

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.

370 couple 673217You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: drown, down, beach, lovely, holiday
  2. Random: lost along the way
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character has broken something

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