Monthly Archives: September 2015

Story Writing Exercises 709: Wednesday 30th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… just $1 or £1 ($2) each until midnight tonight!

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.

709 change 836760Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: 189, volume, knobs, guitar, pain
  2. Random: all he did was stood
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Having absolutely no idea…

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Story Writing Exercises 708: Tuesday 29th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… just $1 or £1 ($2) each until 30th September!

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.

708 bug 604577Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hurt, hand, wriggle, niggle, down
  2. Random: watching a programme while doing something else
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Superb

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Story Writing Exercises 707: Monday 28th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… just $1 or £1 ($2) each until 30th September!

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.

707 bridge 125493Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Tony, doing, fourth, seen, tailing
  2. Random: bits are familiar
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is having a bad day

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Story Writing Exercises 706: Friday 25th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… just $1 or £1 ($2) each until 30th September!

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.

706 brain 67265Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: eleven, ones, open, notebook, bendy
  2. Random: “Who are you?”
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: creep

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Story Writing Exercises 705: Thursday 24th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… just $1 or £1 ($2) each until 30th September! 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.

705 books 101574Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: entire, little, son, doesn’t, know
  2. Random: teaching an unruly class
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: teacher (character 1), IRS / tax agent (ch.2), bus (object), bus station (location), forgetful (trait), scared (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 704: Wednesday 23rd September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… just $1 or £1 ($2) each until 30th September!

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.

704 blood hand 134475Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: all, general, simple, act, lead
  2. Random: keeping a journal
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The imminent task was…

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Story Writing Exercises 703: Tuesday 22nd September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… just $1 or £1 ($2) each until 30th September!

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.

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

  1. Keywords: literary, voice, narrator, much, beside
  2. Random: an expert in nothing
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Five Courses

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Story Writing Exercises 702: Monday 21st September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… just $1 or £1 ($2) each until 30th September! 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.

702 assorted_tools 877310Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: stop, brush, same, hello, rattle
  2. Random: just like other Wednesdays
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is brushing his teeth for the first time

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Story Writing Exercises 701: Friday 18th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently just $1 or £1 ($2) each!

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.

701 angry-woman 910383Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: service, high, on, outside, both
  2. Random: a fixed price
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: thousands

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Story Writing Exercises 700: Thursday 17th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently just $1 or £1 ($2) each!

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.

700 advertising 209856Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hot, still, sparing, arm, more
  2. Random: a bad bet
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Sue (character 1), Molly (ch.2), shopping basket (object), street (location), scared (trait), last chance (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 699: Wednesday 16th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently just $1 or £1 ($2) each!

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.

699 acceptance 906184Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Parkinson, help, caring, feed, basic
  2. Random: a lying friend
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Opening the wrapper…

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Story Writing Exercises 698: Tuesday 15th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently just $1 or £1 ($2) each!

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.

698 numbers 909883Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: work, telling, away, calling, excuse
  2. Random: not what I imagined
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Dark Alley

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Story Writing Exercises 697: Monday 14th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently just $1 or £1 ($2) each!

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.

697 two characters 674821Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: moron, tolerate, spectrum, rude, take
  2. Random: rewrite a short story from another character’s point of view
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character has just got his / her first book deal

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Story Writing Exercises 696: Friday 11th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently just $1 or £1 ($2) each!

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.

696 writers block brain 863688Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: thirty, trial, quick, efficient, race
  2. Random: six weeks later than expected
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: listing

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Story Writing Exercises 695: Thursday 10th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently just $1 or £1 ($2) each!

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: contain, combine, know, Perry, comment
  2. Random: a margin of error
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Roman warrior (character 1), woman (ch.2), water container (object), wilderness (location), suspicious (trait), thirsty (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 694: Wednesday 9th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently just $1 or £1 ($2) each!

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.

694 words 887214Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: paid, together, making, room, price
  2. Random: two percent
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Putting down the book…

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 693: Tuesday 8th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently just $1 or £1 ($2) each!

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.

693 pov eye 944263Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: historical, modern, accurate, problem, one
  2. Random: an alternative version
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Longevity

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Story Writing Exercises 692: Monday 7th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently just $1 or £1 ($2) each!

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.

692 writers block blockage 106052Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: tied, relevant, revealed, blend, find
  2. Random: make something really dull interesting
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character is a drama queen / king

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Story Writing Exercises 691: Friday 4th September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

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.

691 welcome 844371Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: good, background, alternative, history, prepared
  2. Random: version two
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: code

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Story Writing Exercises 690: Thursday 3rd September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

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.

690 writer 18774Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: brown, conspiracy, accident, raise, tonight
  2. Random: not getting a real answer
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: swimming pool attendant (character 1), swimmer (ch.2), towel (object), poolside (location), misunderstanding (trait), something’s got wet (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 689: Wednesday 2nd September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

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.

689 number 5 909883Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: uncertain, certain, defence, body, mechanics
  2. Random: checking facts with an expert
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: He liked talking about…

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Story Writing Exercises 688: Tuesday 1st September

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

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.

688 under bed 151076Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: loads, funniest, eclectic, electric, turn
  2. Random: an expensive dress
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Sixteen Times

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