Monthly Archives: October 2015

Story Writing Exercises 731: Friday 30th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

731 hospital 524244Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bus, undo, string, baby, squeak
  2. Random: going away with Anna
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: entertainment

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 730: Thursday 29th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

730 horse 673070Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: listen, sometime, bank, mint, choke
  2. Random: quitting his job
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: hospital worker (character 1), patient (ch.2), television (object), hospital (location), argumentative (trait), the TV isn’t working (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 729: Wednesday 28th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

729 horror scifi 698458Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: change, Harry, great, matter, scene
  2. Random: “I’m sorry”
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Picking up the toy…

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Story Writing Exercises 728: Tuesday 27th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

728 headphones 851766Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sorry, knowing, face, slump, want
  2. Random: you have to live alone
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Finding Something

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Story Writing Exercises 727: Monday 26th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

727 headless 711958Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: head, centre, sun, saint, brilliant
  2. Random: looking tired
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is trying to keep calm

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Story Writing Exercises 726: Friday 23rd October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

726 crumpled contract 121960Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: restless, change, blue, early, eyes
  2. Random: sending someone to sleep
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: square

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Story Writing Exercises 725: Thursday 22nd October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

725 contract 52245Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: slim, trim, poppy, fraud, flaw
  2. Random: dropped with a thud
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: lifeguard (character 1), swimmer (ch.2), new uniform (object), job centre (location), hopeful (trait), a light isn’t working (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 724: Wednesday 21st October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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: tried, couldn’t, you, tell, do
  2. Random: trying to avoid something
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: “Please will you, just this once…”

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Story Writing Exercises 723: Tuesday 20th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When 723 fair 760056you’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: home, having, box, select, file
  2. Random: a dog trying to get up
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Just Not Typed

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Story Writing Exercises 722: Monday 19th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

722 confused 185087Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: wish, sweater, Heather, computer, investigate
  2. Random: black staring eyes
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is choosing a new pet

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Story Writing Exercises 721: Friday 16th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

721 conflict 94471Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: packing, hello, help, urgent, here
  2. Random: Karen needs to find someone
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: clever

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Story Writing Exercises 720: Thursday 15th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

720 elevator 115586Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: determined, narrate, list, alive, appears
  2. Random: living happily ever after
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: beauty queen (character 1), TV presenter (ch.2), camera (object), TV studio (location), depressed (trait), never appreciated (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 719: Wednesday 14th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

719 conclusion crowd 937248Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: significant, knew, falling, eyes, blue
  2. Random: a woman who changes her mind
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The voice confirmed…

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Story Writing Exercises 718: Tuesday 13th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

718 dice 538364Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bed, shoe, sock, moment, mundane
  2. Random: waking up next to a stranger
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Soft Sigh

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Story Writing Exercises 717: Monday 12th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

717 dead fly 915728Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: snigger, undress, stripe, flower, miss
  2. Random: stripping a wall
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has been given a chore by his partner

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Story Writing Exercises 716: Friday 9th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

716 clover 928194Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: trying, pick, while, eyes, kiss
  2. Random: trawling the internet
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: hole

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 715: Thursday 8th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

715 clock 889889Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: beauty, work, world, find, whole
  2. Random: in the apartment
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: dog (character 1), sales assistant (ch.2), carpet (object), tropical island (location), sleepy (trait), something’s been stolen (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 714: Wednesday 7th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

714 chop 756524Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: tortilla, water, string, salsa, young
  2. Random: Mama said to me
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Only one girl…

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Story Writing Exercises 713: Tuesday 6th October

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 half price (when using coupon codes)!

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.

713 chop 592672Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: quilt, quiet, quick, shake, stumble
  2. Random: some other time
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Stranger than Fact

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Story Writing Exercises 712: Monday 5th October

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 half price!

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.

712 Chocolate Chunk Cookie 941989Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: final, thanks, report, song, one
  2. Random: playing the guitar terribly
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is nervous about sharing a secret

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Story Writing Exercises 711: Friday 2nd October

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 half price (with the relevant codes)!

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.

711 change 892375Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: go, sit, style, reach, lean
  2. Random: laughing at a bad joke
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: clearing

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Story Writing Exercises 710: Thursday 1st October

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 half price (with the relevant codes)!

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.

711 checklist 227431Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fraternisation, want, why, well, carrying
  2. Random: I brought you flours
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: baker (character 1), I.T. manager (ch.2), cardboard box (object), front porch (location), nervous (trait), something lost (dilemma)

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