Monthly Archives: June 2015

Story Writing Exercises 643: Tuesday 30th June

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.

643 cat 867799Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: conversion, attack, impassion, zero, worst
  2. Random: moving house tomorrow
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Former Smoker

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Story Writing Exercises 642: Monday 29th June

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.

642 singer 877633Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Saul, moment, road, become, focus
  2. Random: changing a religion for the one s/he loves
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character has uncovered a family secret

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Story Writing Exercises 641: Friday 26th June

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.

641 moon 877640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: facets, badge, sister, slain, forgive
  2. Random: jumped in a lake
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: noble

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Story Writing Exercises 640: Thursday 25th June

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.

640 baubles 877348Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: marriage, kids, room, box, move
  2. Random: recovering from a new exercise routine
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: (character 1), (ch.2), (object), (location), (trait), (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 639: Wednesday 24th June

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.

639 pug 819200Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: growth, event, change, expect, show
  2. Random: walking through an arch
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: No one escapes…

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Story Writing Exercises 638: Tuesday 23rd June

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.

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

  1. Keywords: reason, terrible, unnecessary, found, possible638 tree mist 680707
  2. Random: a cheesy chat-up line
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Terrible Imagination

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Story Writing Exercises 637: Monday 22nd June

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.

637 tree ladder 822463Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: weird, trying, evident, bolt, nut
  2. Random: two lights hanging down
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character has just discovered a body

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Story Writing Exercises 636: Friday 19th June

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.

636 shed 822455Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: brilliant, forgive, clever, stayed, wary
  2. Random: on an island
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: invest

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Story Writing Exercises 635: Thursday 18th June

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.

635 rose 861879Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: often, real, Tom, suppose, runner
  2. Random: something unbelievable
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: fashion designer (character 1), cabinet maker (ch.2), table (object), shop (location), argumentative (trait), can’t agree on a design (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 634: Wednesday 17th June

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.

634 incence 89707Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: ghost, three, passing, quarter, dealer
  2. Random: an offensive twitter
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Giving her that look…

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Story Writing Exercises 633: Tuesday 16th June

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.

633 flag 819199Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: contract, made, cooking, club, always
  2. Random: speaking over someone else
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Beginning before the End

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Story Writing Exercises 632: Monday 15th June

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.

632 bong 89710Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: constant, rich, deserve, everything, main
  2. Random: over and under
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character has a meeting in an hour that s/he’s not prepared for

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Story Writing Exercises 631: Friday 12th June

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.

631 beans 822450Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hung, quite, prolific, particular, without
  2. Random: someone else’s crime
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: aware

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Story Writing Exercises 630: Thursday 11th June

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.

630 badge 26480Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: choice, done, south, fall, chance
  2. Random: raising a question
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: hairdresser (character 1), client (ch.2), pair of scissors (object), a shelf (location), forgetful (trait), cut hair too short (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 629: Wednesday 10th June

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.

629 watermill 873049Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: alcohol, ambiguity, pushes, question, self
  2. Random: a good reason to do a bad thing
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Sometimes she finds…

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Story Writing Exercises 628: Tuesday 9th June

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.

628 View 906863Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: management, policy, theme, frown, official
  2. Random: can’t stand red tape
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Gooseberry Sandwiches

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Story Writing Exercises 627: Monday 8th June

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.

627 tree 877544Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: reference, example, chase, sort, rubble
  2. Random: a Robert de Niro lookalike
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character is rehearsing a monologue for his / her local writing group

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Story Writing Exercises 626: Friday 5th June

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.

626 sunset 870106Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: thought, terrible, important, symbol, drive
  2. Random: a new chauffeur
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: form

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Story Writing Exercises 625: Thursday 4th June

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.

625 Success 876828Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sometimes, difficult, keep, going, need
  2. Random: converging
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: policeman (character 1), traffic warden (ch.2), ticket (object), street (location), finds it difficult to keep calm (trait), the traffic warden has given the policeman’s unmarked car a ticket (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 624: Wednesday 3rd June

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.

624 snail 891631Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: store, real, slow, home, time
  2. Random: a key moment
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Working through their…

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Story Writing Exercises 623: Tuesday 2nd June

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.

623 seagulls on flight 911349Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: English, thread, plot, knight, stand
  2. Random: step-by-step
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Merge

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Story Writing Exercises 622: Monday 1st June

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.

622 ribbonTree 877334Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: stuff, kind, domestic, back, calm
  2. Random: a wee bit unusual
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character has been sent a wedding invitation

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