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

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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)

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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…

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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)

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Story Writing Exercises 533: Wednesday 21st 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.

533 blackWhiteBackground 917088Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Davenport, 147, refurbished, sun, afternoon
  2. Random: too far away from the shops
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: It’s just the financial…

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Story Writing Exercises 532: Tuesday 20th 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.

532 beach hunk 751938Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: back, search, lakeside, city, under
  2. Random: £135,000
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Can’t Win

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Story Writing Exercises 531: Monday 19th 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.

531 Antique pharmacy 884565Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: further, good, size, double, ideal
  2. Random: a separate bedroom
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4.  Monday Monologue: Your character is learning a new language

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Story Writing Exercises 530: Friday 16th 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.

530 ladybird 862397Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: though, magical, fingers, write, way
  2. Random: someone’s not so crazy
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: umbrella

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Story Writing Exercises 529: Thursday 15th 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.

529 dog 920128Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: music, mix, tumble, rumble, rubbish
  2. Random: a favourite tune
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: model (character 1), painter (ch.2), blank canvas (object), art studio (location), nervous (trait), lacking inspiration (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 528: Wednesday 14th 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.

528 banana toast 927999Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: idea, licence, show, happen, example
  2. Random: combine these prompts
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Checking it’s OK…

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Story Writing Exercises 527: Tuesday 13th 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.

527 kitten 920867Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: tap, there, open, chocolate, driver
  2. Random: refusing to hand something over
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Art Gallery

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Story Writing Exercises 526: Monday 12th 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.

526 holiday arch 914985Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: clever, laugh, crowd, weird, clone
  2. Random: opening a shed door
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is learning a new skill

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Story Writing Exercises 525: Friday 9th 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.

525 new orleans mask 868211Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: close, hurt, ask, desert, give
  2. Random: a terrible birthday present
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: tame

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Story Writing Exercises 524: Thursday 8th 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.

524 tulips 881844Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: start, all, floor, have, warm
  2. Random: what are they fighting for?
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: father (character 1), son (ch.2), football (object), local park (location), nervous (trait), plays badly (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 523: Wednesday 7th 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.

523 dandelions 905738Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: tables, turns, deal, fortunate, possessive
  2. Random: too small a slice
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Holding out for…

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Story Writing Exercises 522: Tuesday 6th 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.

522 car 845727Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: not, enough, sometimes, always, forever
  2. Random: crossing a stream
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Sometimes

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Story Writing Exercises 521: Monday 5th 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.

521 drawing room 884617Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: life, much, too, on, hang
  2. Random: four days and nights
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is stopping for breath

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Story Writing Exercises 520: Friday 2nd 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.

520 foggy field 914718Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pull, backing, own, Harry, looks
  2. Random: annoyed on someone else’s behalf
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: drain

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Story Writing Exercises 519: Thursday 1st January 2015

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.

519 violin 931550Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: man, can’t, say, meaningless, presumably
  2. Random: an acceptable affair
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: husband (character 1), wife (ch.2), wedding ring (object), Toronto (location), loud (trait), an unwelcome introduction (dilemma)

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