Monthly Archives: September 2014

Story Writing Exercises 455: Tuesday 30th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

455 window 915122Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: wrapping, rap, numbers, code, fortuitous
  2. Random: softly-spoken
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: First Class Man

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Story Writing Exercises 454: Monday 29th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

454 sand 917113Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: disguise, disgust, covered, tired, florescent
  2. Random: a warm body
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is moving house

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Story Writing Exercises 453: Friday 26th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

453 bubbles 902657Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Tom, foreign, piano, class, withdrawn
  2. Random: exchange student
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: action

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Story Writing Exercises 452: Thursday 25th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

452 bee 864723Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: ruler, scissors, pancake, pen, pencil
  2. Random: radio debate
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: priest (character 1), gardener (ch.2), bucket of flowers (object), church (location), Tourette’s Syndrome (trait), overpriced (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 451: Wednesday 24th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

451 sepia bench 850490Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: scratch, cover, neck, print, alphabet
  2. Random: a packet of sweets past their sell-by date
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: It’s the time for…

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Story Writing Exercises 450: Tuesday 23rd September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

450 bridge 892125Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: show, what, need, live, delicate
  2. Random: rich like him
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: First Class Delivery

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Story Writing Exercises 449: Monday 22nd September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

449 office 921417Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: time, season, zombie, zone, name
  2. Random: Who’s your daddy?
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is disgusted about a neighbour

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Story Writing Exercises 448: Friday 19th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

451 psychic sign 923827Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cause, meal, more, cool, another
  2. Random: staying up all night
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: train

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Story Writing Exercises 447: Thursday 18th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

450 woman 799424Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: come, there, walls, shaking, mind
  2. Random: a noisy railway line
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: sculptor (character 1), singer (ch.2), sculpture (object), art gallery (location), no sense of humour (trait), overpriced (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 446: Wednesday 17th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

446 golf 870066Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: tweak, beak, twist, open, normal
  2. Random: a fight between siblings
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Right now there’s…

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Story Writing Exercises 445: Tuesday 16th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

445 weights 897114Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: need, here, there, everywhere, now
  2. Random: coming home
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Out of Time

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Story Writing Exercises 444: Monday 15th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

444 water 870583Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: everything, can, should, wish, hope
  2. Random: a month-long cruise
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is fighting for breath

 

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Story Writing Exercises 443: Friday 12th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

443 adirondack-museum 889876Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pop, fire, heating, system, noisy
  2. Random: looking through the window
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: product

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Story Writing Exercises 442: Thursday 11th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

442 dog 902373Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: measure, day, Shakespeare, beauty, beast
  2. Random: chill breeze
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: playwright (character 1), librarian (ch.2), photocopier (object), library (location), funny laugh (trait), broken (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 441: Wednesday 10th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

441 Homeless man 910255Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: treasure, price, pay, maybe, sun
  2. Random: She’s dreaming of a hot holiday
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The face I can’t forget…

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Story Writing Exercises 440: Tuesday 9th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

440 lion 903121Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: trouble, sleep, fridge, frame, hope
  2. Random: snoring too loudly
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: On Time

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Story Writing Exercises 439: Monday 8th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

439 people_comedy_carpet 799424Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: thing, heaven, willing, unwilling, piece
  2. Random: glad to be here
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is refusing to let go of a relationship

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Story Writing Exercises 438: Friday 5th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

438 piano 823477Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: day, daddy, pass, wireless, network
  2. Random: technophobe
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: high

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Story Writing Exercises 437: Thursday 4th September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

437 drink 912423Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: council, work, remote, play, title
  2. Random: ongoing roadworks
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: librarian (character 1), schoolboy (ch.2), book (object), library (location), too noisy (trait), stuck for words (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 436: Wednesday 3rd September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

436 roped hands 760243Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: steal, steel, progress, display, pocket
  2. Random: nothing to be gained
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: After a few seconds…

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Story Writing Exercises 435: Tuesday 2nd September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

435 girl camera 864822Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: doll, baby, hey, hay, poise
  2. Random: polaroid picture
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: On The Floor

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Story Writing Exercises 434: Monday 1st September

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. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

434 Picking blueberry 900805Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cries, something, sometimes, somewhere, now
  2. Random: letting go
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is unable to hang on to something

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