Monthly Archives: April 2015

Story Writing Exercises 600: Thursday 30th April

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.

600 lock 872781Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: provide, unconscious, work, want, messy
  2. Random: an unsatisfying ending
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: supermarket worker (character 1), customer (ch.2), jar of pickles (object), supermarket (location), repetitive (trait), someone’s frustrated (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 599: Wednesday 29th April

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.

599 jellyfish 911935Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Italian, shark, result, advise, steal
  2. Random: it all ties up
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Slapping on the handcuffs…

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Story Writing Exercises 598: Friday 24th April

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.

598 family 876971Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: scared, remove, frightened, stories, pedal
  2. Random: identity fraud
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: fan

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Story Writing Exercises 597: Thursday 23rd April

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.

597 man rabbit 47500Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: crime, organised, based, things, bad
  2. Random: rewriting Sherlock Holmes
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: school teacher (character 1), child (ch.2), black rucksack (object), reception (location), suspicious (trait), something’s too heavy (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 596: Wednesday 22nd April

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.

596 jcb silhouttes 97560Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: four, problem, classic, super, consulting
  2. Random: bats away his problems
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: In Victorian society…

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Story Writing Exercises 595: Tuesday 21st April

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.

595 drag car 53533Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: reflects, society, neurosis, case, bring
  2. Random: a clay sculpture
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Just Wondering

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Story Writing Exercises 594: Monday 20th April

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.

594 road 936478Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fortunate, Britain, worst, mood, click
  2. Random: focusing on the job
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character is annoyed by his new partner

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Story Writing Exercises 593: Friday 17th April

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.

593 pumpkins 870086Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sick, simple, travel, sensed, human
  2. Random: doesn’t like the sight of blood
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: careful

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Story Writing Exercises 592: Thursday 16th April

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.

592 cat 906145Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: frozen, indulge, respects, ourselves, heights
  2. Random: not a trivial matter
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: (character 1), (ch.2), (object), (location), (trait), (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 591: Wednesday 15th April

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.

591 veggies 866077Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: following, thinks, body, hell, person
  2. Random: has to take a lift
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Repeating what was said…

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Story Writing Exercises 590: Tuesday 14th April

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: brilliant, edit, constant, unwrap, mauled
  2. Random: a nurse called Jocelyn
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Scared Again

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Story Writing Exercises 589: Monday 13th April

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.

589 skateboarder 159760Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: improves, dysfunctional, introduced, never, actually
  2. Random: a strong-willed woman
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character has a drink / drug problems

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Story Writing Exercises 588: Friday 10th April

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.

588 missing head 711958Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Emma, wonderful, like, takes, over
  2. Random: disappointed by a new TV series
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: progress

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Story Writing Exercises 587: Thursday 9th April

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.

587 xrail 690491Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: such, wouldn’t, job, do, range
  2. Random: getting something out of your head
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: speaker (character 1), conference attendee (ch.2), pad of paper (object), hotel (location), bored (trait), spotted someone’s fallen asleep (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 586: Wednesday 8th April

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.

586 die 873584Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: building, jigsaw, yacht, example, tick
  2. Random: a puzzle
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Before she mentioned…

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Story Writing Exercises 585: Tuesday 7th April

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.

585 window 915122Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sniff, cough, own, killed, snow
  2. Random: writing a first novel
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Closer Than Before

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Story Writing Exercises 584: Monday 6th April

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.

584 telescope 936573Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: suspense, build, tension, bridge, ticking
  2. Random: recovering a wedding ring
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character is planning a kidnapping

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Story Writing Exercises 583: Friday 3rd April

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.

583 peacock 876577Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: psychology, balance, perfect, odd, tension
  2. Random: turning thirteen
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: deadline

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Story Writing Exercises 582: Thursday 2nd April

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.

582 park 904417Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: nice, heart, broken, didn’t, get
  2. Random: just unfortunate
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: sister (character 1), stepbrother (ch.2), knife (object), kitchen (location), argumentative (trait), one child is loved more than the other (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 581: Wednesday 1st April

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.

581 harley davidson 897940Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: undetected, file, reviewed, unlucky, time, word
  2. Random: who’s the boss?
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The switch…

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