Monthly Archives: December 2014

Story Writing Exercises 518: Wednesday 31st December

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.

518 ethnic containers 844621Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: gate, disappointed, begin, crawl, ears
  2. Random: an erotic truth
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: It began again…

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Story Writing Exercises 517: Tuesday 30th December

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.

517 heart and flowers 844567Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: choked, kept, walking, something, regret
  2. Random: crossing a road
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Starting the Conversation

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Story Writing Exercises 516: Monday 29th December

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.

516 woman 849651Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  • Keywords: story, nodded, paused, OK, here
  • Random: not to be beaten
  • Picture: what does this inspire?
  • Monday Monologue: Your character is taking a Sunday morning walk

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Story Writing Exercises 515: Friday 26th December

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.

515 butterfly 846500Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: snatch, coat, shade, elevator, gag
  2. Random: a posh party
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: bottle

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Story Writing Exercises 514: Thursday 25th December

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.

514 castle 849688Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: outnumbered, switch, continue, filling, glass
  2. Random: the second half
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: footballer (character 1), fan (ch.2), shirt (object), changing room (location), secretive (trait), distressed person (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 513: Wednesday 24th December

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.

513 smoke 849844Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: rummage, cradle, arm, vodka, freezer
  2. Random: a bored student
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Just trying get to a rise…

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Story Writing Exercises 512: Tuesday 23rd December

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.

512 skull 849877Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: chair, crooked, Suzanne, blond, spike
  2. Random: a weird haircut
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Speaking of Witch

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Story Writing Exercises 511: Monday 22nd December

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.

511 pavement and shoes 929705Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: heck, drool, southern, peel, cooking
  2. Random: a romantic dinner
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is angry with his driving instructor

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Story Writing Exercises 510: Friday 19th December

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.

510 sweets 907671Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pretend, carrying, beat, rear, hard
  2. Random: an old-fashioned fireplace
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: devastation

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Story Writing Exercises 509: Thursday 18th December

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.

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  1. Keywords: stage, off, bad, pulled, plug
  2. Random: fighting in private
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Rob (character 1), Dave (ch.2), plate (object), dining room (location), loud (trait), bad manners (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 508: Wednesday 17th December

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.

508 dog on beach 908160Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: somewhere, sack, manager, pay, remind
  2. Random: a terrible contract
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: They thought about the words…

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Story Writing Exercises 507: Tuesday 16th December

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.

507 Mute Swan Landing 856707Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: knock, blood, wait, written, laid
  2. Random: a winning lottery ticket
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Going Through Everything

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Story Writing Exercises 506: Monday 15th December

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.

506 sand 870261Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: apparent, hesitation, mouth, halfway, spoken
  2. Random: a mocking toast
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is angry with his mother

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Story Writing Exercises 505: Friday 12th December

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.

505 steps 904819Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: again, alive, albatross, stuff, weird
  2. Random: an unexpected treat
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: hold

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Story Writing Exercises 504: Thursday 11th December

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.

504 field 876569Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: harvest, light, send, tonight, start
  2. Random: finding a way
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Amorous lover (character 1), lonely housewife (ch.2), saucepan (object), front doorstep (location), lonely (trait), concealing something (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 503: Wednesday 10th December

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.

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

  1. Keywords: soon, bear, beat, believe, summer
  2. Random: seasons stop changing
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: It was only when…

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Story Writing Exercises 502: Tuesday 9th December

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.

502 man on bench 861773Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: inside, heart, fire, burning, lost
  2. Random: you’re not where you belong
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Storm is Coming

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Story Writing Exercises 501: Monday 8th December

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.

501 rust 856260Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: winter, song, check, pictures, felt
  2. Random: only wrong once
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is yearning for affection

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Story Writing Exercises 500: Friday 5th December

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.

500 fitness jog 898298Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: captain, hours, three, others, remain
  2. Random: a six-month trip
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: fit

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Story Writing Exercises 499: Thursday 4th December

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.

499 cuppa 857867Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: land, life, lift, international, Samantha
  2. Random: Russian spacecraft
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Sean Berry (character 1), Tania Berry (ch.2), gun (object), supermarket (location), jealous (trait), concealing something (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 498: Wednesday 3rd December

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.

498 blonde at a tram stop 912856Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: divorce, devastate, survey, 65%, result
  2. Random: eating more
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: He said there wasn’t…

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Story Writing Exercises 497: Tuesday 2nd December

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.

497 breaktime 884716Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: rising, true, years, see, shift
  2. Random: two sides to the story
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Cost of Living

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Story Writing Exercises 496: Monday 1st December

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.

496 leaves 928670Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: paid, high, rent, twenty-five, line
  2. Random: a rich pensioner
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character isn’t pleased about someone moving in

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