Monthly Archives: July 2014

Story Writing Exercises 413: Thursday 31st July

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.

413 Hungry Giraffe 862185You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: holiday, Cooper, three, victim, rest
  2. Random: in due course
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: banker (character 1), cashier (ch.2), email (object), office (location), confused (trait), a false accusation (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 412: Wednesday 30th July

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.

412 fairground 751796You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: house, know, similar, age, two
  2. Random: irresponsible
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Easy to miss…

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Story Writing Exercises 411: Tuesday 29th July

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.

411 cat 757730You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: rough, look, returned, sit, things
  2. Random: odd circumstances
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Type of Photo

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Story Writing Exercises 410: Monday 28th July

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.

410 lucky 877151You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: small, royal, great, instead, vehicle
  2. Random: a long list of something that isn’t
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is slowly unravelling a mystery

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Story Writing Exercises 409: Friday 25th July

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.

409 sunflowers 766360You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: won’t, tried, willing, back, noise
  2. Random: unsure of a route
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: scratch

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Story Writing Exercises 408: Thursday 24th July

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.

408 waterfall 861245You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: me, you, us, wait, simple
  2. Random: too long to wait
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: husband (character 1), wife (ch.2), picture (object), home (location), too quiet (trait), someone’s missing (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 407: Wednesday 23rd July

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.

407 prairie dog 765404You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: made, head, acclaim, rolling, close
  2. Random: never forget
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: A long time…

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Story Writing Exercises 406: Tuesday 22nd July

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.

406 boat 761320You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: eat, nothing, safe, door, driveway
  2. Random: they met on a street corner
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: On The Road

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Story Writing Exercises 405: Monday 21st July

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.

405 field 907432You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: rash, talk, rhubarb, French, Bristol
  2. Random: very toxic
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is late for an appointment

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Story Writing Exercises 404: Friday 18th July

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.

404 child paint 823206You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: roam, roll, punch, real, twin
  2. Random: rage against the machine
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: sport

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Story Writing Exercises 403: Thursday 17th July

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.

403 bridge 2 673197You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: up, down, tough, around, seen
  2. Random: just how you feel
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: property developer (character 1), gardener (ch.2), trowel (object), garden centre (location), outspoken (trait), too cheap (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 402: Wednesday 16th July

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.

402 clubhouse 909089You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: crash, crumb, drum, bump, dumb
  2. Random: exercising too much
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Nothing got you down until…

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Story Writing Exercises 401: Tuesday 15th July

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.

401 boots 823781You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: smoke, bad, healing, tepid, water
  2. Random: one line from a song
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Hearing You Speak

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Story Writing Exercises 400: Monday 14th July

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.

400 couple 897936You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bow, bough, bought, head, ricochet
  2. Random: singing up the scale
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is out of breath

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Story Writing Exercises 399: Friday 11th July

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.

399 hands 694316You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: expertise, attack, island, witness, hotel
  2. Random: close to the city
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: extreme

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Story Writing Exercises 398: Thursday 10th July

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.

398 chess 722074You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: global, losing, out, round, here
  2. Random: watch this space
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: guitar tutor (character 1), student (ch.2), guitar (object), studio (location), untalented (trait), expensive (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 397: Wednesday 9th July

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.

397 cat 871717You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: underground, down, six, meet, top
  2. Random: a crime story including an unusual animal
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Headful of Doubt

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Story Writing Exercises 396: Tuesday 8th July

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.

396 castle 846112You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: frozen, course, vein, clear, under
  2. Random: too hot or cold
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Lost for Words

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Story Writing Exercises 395: Monday 7th July

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.

395 budgies 866892You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: friend, week, hold, wrap, small
  2. Random: a wind-up
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is too short

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Story Writing Exercises 394: Friday 4th July

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.

394 breakers yardYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: solo, independent, freelance, determined, celebration
  2. Random: Independence Day
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: free

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Story Writing Exercises 393: Thursday 3rd July

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.

393 boots 677102You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: night, dance, next, what, paradise
  2. Random: unusable money
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: gunman (character 1), racing driver (ch.2), £5 coin (object), castle (location), lonely (trait), expensive (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 392: Wednesday 2nd July

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.

392 bible 858559You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: music, sun, standing, air, should
  2. Random: down on their luck
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: On one of those nights…

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Story Writing Exercises 391: Tuesday 1st July

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.

391 bar 685160You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: really, ever, never, with, feel
  2. Random: leaving the office
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Let’s Run

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