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…

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 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

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 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)

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 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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