Monthly Archives: November 2014

Story Writing Exercises 495: Friday 28th November

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.

495 cat 931264Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: physical, taste, beer, circles, rage
  2. Random: a weird symbol
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: terrified

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Story Writing Exercises 494: Thursday 27th November

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.

494 sydney 919320Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: approach, shaven, stuff, dirty, best
  2. Random: a mud-splattered window
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: police officer (character 1), Katie (ch.2), baby (object), supermarket (location), tired (trait), a lie (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 493: Wednesday 26th November

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.

493 trees 844694Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: colleague, hard, charming, disturb, afraid
  2. Random: breaking bad news
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Even in the dim light…

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Story Writing Exercises 492: Tuesday 25th November

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.

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

  1. Keywords: Oliver, Alex, even, address, resist492 barrels 919305
  2. Random: Mr Jones
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Stick Thin

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Story Writing Exercises 491: Monday 24th November

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.

491 snowmen 889183Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: room, heavy, rest, home, living
  2. Random: a tearful woman
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character isn’t pleased about some news

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Story Writing Exercises 490: Friday 21st November

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.

490 liechtenstein 849684Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: again, preliminary, premium, eliminate, machine
  2. Random: a spotted jumper
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: strain

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Story Writing Exercises 489: Thursday 20th November

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.

489 laughing lion 898171Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bearing, feeling, touch, hands, things
  2. Random: jumping three feet
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: council official (character 1), road worker (ch.2), circle (object), underground (location), tired (trait), argument (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 488: Wednesday 19th November

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.

488 barn 925888Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hill, glue, grin, poppy, tower
  2. Random: the last one to know
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Not only did…

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Story Writing Exercises 487: Tuesday 18th November

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.

487 bridge 920126Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fade, 15 minutes, time, here, explanation
  2. Random: being too early
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Street Spirit

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Story Writing Exercises 486: Monday 17th November

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.

486 racoon 836122Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: feel, dear, beating, out, possession
  2. Random: swallowing it whole
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4.  Monday Monologue: Your character has to organise a big party

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Story Writing Exercises 485: Friday 14th November

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.

485 man 869705Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: adoption, great, soft, hollow, fight
  2. Random: hope and fear
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: room

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Story Writing Exercises 484: Thursday 13th November

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.

484 keys 838417Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: power, normal, care, lovely, scary
  2. Random: meeting someone new
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: mannequin (character 1), window dresser (ch.2), coat (object), shop window (location), annoyed (trait), something’s too small (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 483: Wednesday 12th November

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.

483 a-pair-of-pears 908373Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: process, whittle, not, serious, dedicated
  2. Random: going through the motions (as a theme not a cliché)
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: A much more heartwarming…

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Story Writing Exercises 482: Tuesday 11th November

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.

482 meerkat 815698Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: ten, professional, interview, in, between
  2. Random: three months earlier
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: In Front Of You

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Story Writing Exercises 481: Monday 10th November

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.

481 girls 818713Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: whole, responsibility, life, biggest, standard
  2. Random: looking through paperwork
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is unsure about what to wear

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Story Writing Exercises 480: Friday 7th November

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.

480 tree swallow 811203Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: purpose, glint, eye, find, break
  2. Random: a close shave
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: special

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Story Writing Exercises 479: Thursday 6th November

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.

479 Mount Hood 911341Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: snake, long, keeping, close, wall
  2. Random: lost its way
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: charity worker (character 1), old lady (ch.2), coat (object), caravan (location), annoyed (trait), the coat’s too big (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 478: Wednesday 5th November

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.

478 heart 834059Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: understanding, going, Bodmin, undecided, saw
  2. Random: a wheelchair and a walking stick
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: I’m Jane, the…

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Story Writing Exercises 477: Tuesday 4th November

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.

477 chocolate 838423Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: related, said, no, pal, girlfriend
  2. Random: didn’t mean it
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Not Today

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Story Writing Exercises 476: Monday 3rd November

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.

476 fire 837431Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: touch, call, want, got, must
  2. Random: Mr Bennett’s a communist… possibly
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is moving house

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