Monthly Archives: January 2015

Story Writing Exercises 540: Friday 30th January

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: local, expert, merit, think, return
  2. Random: going to an auction
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: climate

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

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Story Writing Exercises 539: Thursday 29th January

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.

539 figurine 904982Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: publish, public, dilapidated, back, hill
  2. Random: no parking
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: hotel manager (character 1), guest (ch.2), TV (object), hotel room (location), angry (trait), the room is cold (dilemma)

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

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Story Writing Exercises 538: Wednesday 28th January

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.

538 curtains 917248Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: vital, pitfall, own, national, quiet
  2. Random: failing to get planning permission
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: At the end of the…

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

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Story Writing Exercises 537: Tuesday 27th January

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.

537 courtroom 926893Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: need, three, provide, bathroom, accommodation
  2. Random: an old pub
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Ghost Hotel

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Story Writing Exercises 536: Monday 26th January

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.

536 cargo net 859308Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: photograph, place, looked, beautiful, outside
  2. Random: glass everywhere
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is moving to a different country

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Story Writing Exercises 535: Friday 23rd January

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.

535 card index 102138Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: clearer, thought, winter, favourite, haven
  2. Random: can’t find a fault
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: mixed

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Story Writing Exercises 534: Thursday 22nd January

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.

534 bridge girl 222089Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: reserve, nature, seem, last, fantastic
  2. Random: a hole in two
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: TV presenter (character 1), wife (ch.2), TV camera (object), empty house (location), nervous (trait), too expensive (dilemma)

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).

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