Monthly Archives: August 2014

Story Writing Exercises 433: Friday 29th August

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.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: she, anywhere, strange, anything, same
  2. Random: flowers in your window
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4.  One-word prompt: brain

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Story Writing Exercises 432: Thursday 28th August

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.

432 grip 857202You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: do, buy, ship, coming, drove
  2. Random: no one to rely on
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: stagehand (character 1), pianist (ch.2), gun (object), concert hall (location), too quiet (trait), stuck for words (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 431: Wednesday 27th August

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.

431 girl thru door 863361You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: that, doing, every, hurts, body
  2. Random: what’s the point?
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: This could be the last…

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Story Writing Exercises 430: Tuesday 26th August

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.

430 Old door 895421You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: night, alone, sure, enough, close
  2. Random: insomnia
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Longest Day

 

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Story Writing Exercises 429: Friday 22nd August

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.

429 fishing 863892You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: initial, plenty, reassure, looking, finally
  2. Random: the previous evening
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: floor

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Story Writing Exercises 428: Thursday 21st August

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.

428 PARIS 794243You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: facing, corner, high, decorate, shiny
  2. Random: watching him closely
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: husband (character 1), boyfriend (ch.2), central heating dial (object), living room (location), jealous (trait), lack of sleep (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 427: Wednesday 20th August

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.

427 Painted Background 898743You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Esther, support, expecting, office, upstairs
  2. Random: an older brother
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: She didn’t stand when…

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Story Writing Exercises 426: Tuesday 19th August

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.

426 Bristol 1960s 869259You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: caller, tidy, front, paved, small
  2. Random: a few years older
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A String of Lights

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Story Writing Exercises 425: Monday 18th August

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.

425 flower Orchid 903451You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: window, tinsel, property, competition, elaborate
  2. Random: a dumped washing machine
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is too tall for a new girlfriend

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Story Writing Exercises 424: Friday 15th August

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.

424 guitar 897910You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: dead, ghost, making, reply, American
  2. Random: Tom Richards
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: minute (time or tiny?)

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Story Writing Exercises 423: Thursday 14th August

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.

423 butterfly 763633You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: easy, outline, pulled, nose, unpleasant
  2. Random: a glass of brandy
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: fireman (character 1), primary school teacher (ch.2), purse (object), kitchen (location), shy (trait), faulty wiring (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 422: Wednesday 13th August

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.

422 doorway 758481You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: frown, door, puzzle, easy, discover
  2. Random: fire escape
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Giving himself plenty of time…

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Story Writing Exercises 421: Tuesday 12th August

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.

421 brown_wood_owl 900379You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: find, body, cut, expected, Barbara
  2. Random: sudden occurrence
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Knowing Too Well

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Story Writing Exercises 420: Monday 11th August

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.

420 water lily 764460You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: witness, box, giving, facts, defend
  2. Random: an amused glance
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is accused of something he / she didn’t do

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Story Writing Exercises 419: Friday 8th August

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.

419 beach 766920You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pack, rucksack, mountain, water, boutique
  2. Random: forgotten medicine
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: race

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Story Writing Exercises 418: Thursday 7th August

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.

418 dragon 758544You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: next, story, first, today, vary
  2. Random: an ill relative
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: gardener (character 1), handyman (ch.2), garden hose (object), garden centre (location), show off (trait), someone’s lying (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 417: Wednesday 6th August

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.

417 Niagara__Top_of_Horseshoe_Falls 805850You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: ten, years, told, when, behind
  2. Random: missed the starting gun
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Tapping her foot…

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Story Writing Exercises 416: Tuesday 5th August

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.

416 rhino_on_black_bw 876690You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: show, way, either, break, move
  2. Random: allergic to sunshine
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: And Then One Day You Find

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Story Writing Exercises 415: Monday 4th August

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.

415 MIRACLES ROOM 884670You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: digging, moments, dull, waste, hour
  2. Random: an alternative route
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character returns home

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Story Writing Exercises 414: Friday 1st August

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.

414 red_coat 860877You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: teeth, hook, stuffed, bear, receipt
  2. Random: unsure of a route
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: prove

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