Monthly Archives: October 2014

Story Writing Exercises 475: Friday 31st October

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.

475 tattoo 838382Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: two, mountain, cliff, seems, glad
  2. Random: a lady in red
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: talkative

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Story Writing Exercises 474: Thursday 30th October

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.

474 cockpit 897053Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: brother, partner, special, Diane, forty
  2. Random: listening to the radio overseas
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: trucker (character 1), waitress (ch.2), plate of spaghetti (object), 1950s diner (location), grumpy (trait), the food’s cold (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 473: Wednesday 29th October

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.

473 snooker 891963Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: describe, some, thing, telling, hope
  2. Random: a trip to the supermarket
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: As Tom opened his…

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Story Writing Exercises 472: Tuesday 28th October

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.

472 HAA Show 867530Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: whistle, dog, lead, pepper, Rosie
  2. Random: a new toy
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Next Month

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Story Writing Exercises 471: Monday 27th October

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.

471 lego man 855690Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Hugh, huge, never, verbal, lower
  2. Random: the meal’s too expensive
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is nervous of a new friend

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Story Writing Exercises 470: Friday 24th October

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.

470 heart ice 898289Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: knight, night, drawer, bridge, not
  2. Random: if only I’d done it yesterday
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: cheese

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Story Writing Exercises 469: Thursday 23rd October

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.

469 mugs 902820Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: shop, till, receipt, never, lonely
  2. Random: a little old lady acts brave
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: TV presenter (character 1), chef (ch.2), camera(object), TV studio (location), nervous (trait), stolen recipe (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 468: Friday 17th October

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.

468 stained-glass-praying-hands 912857Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: comfortable, today, planet, Mars, war
  2. Random: Katie’s describing something
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: tell

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Story Writing Exercises 467: Thursday 16th October

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.

467 strawberry 849425Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: rude, strange, empathy, tea, this
  2. Random: a classical piece
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: farmer (character 1), treasure hunter (ch.2), metal detector (object), field (location), shy (trait), someone’s lying (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 466: Wednesday 15th October

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.

466 tshirt 811770Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: shell, egg, bird, rare, tell
  2. Random: All I wanted for Christmas
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Kissing the…

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Story Writing Exercises 465: Tuesday 14th October

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.

465 clock 872704Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: notoriety, fortitude, wisdom, teeth, ouch
  2. Random: dialogue-only piece about a first meeting
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Thermostats

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Story Writing Exercises 464: Monday 13th October

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.

464 roses 898757Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: down, feeling, dark, make, me
  2. Random: Coming out
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is too hot

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Story Writing Exercises 463: Friday 10th October

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.

463 wood path 877445Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cruel, simple, fool, double, doubt
  2. Random: not as fine as he thought
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: down

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Story Writing Exercises 462: Thursday 9th October

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.

462 coloured stones 821193Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: nothing, way, people, say, what
  2. Random: a heartfelt plea
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: painter/decorator (character 1), customer (ch.2), tin of paint (object), bedroom (location), shy (trait), being overcharged (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 461: Wednesday 8th October

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.

461 child 811770Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: like, love, in love, stay, move
  2. Random: combine today’s prompts
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Losing it all…

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Story Writing Exercises 460: Tuesday 7th October

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.

460 eye 819849Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: alien, freak, silence, shape, small
  2. Random: a weird conversation
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: When You Call

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Story Writing Exercises 459: Monday 6th October

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.

459 Swans by the Charles Bridge, Prague 873145Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: gmail, stirling, endless, rediscover, still
  2. Random: brothers and sisters
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is convinced there’s something wrong

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Story Writing Exercises 458: Friday 3rd October

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.

458 plane 871849Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sometime, well, foremost, purpose, pin
  2. Random: not frightened of dying
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: move

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Story Writing Exercises 457: Thursday 2nd October

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.

457 owl 903414Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: help, comfort, tea, sympathy, cliché
  2. Random: an elderly neighbour
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: dog-trainer (character 1), postman (ch.2), lead (object), church hall (location), quiet (trait), unruly dog (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 456: Wednesday 1st October

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.

456 apple dictionary 872873Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: divulge, secret, hat, stern, storm
  2. Random: new ducks
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Only when the clock…

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