Monthly Archives: November 2015

Story Writing Exercises 752: Monday 30th November

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: biggest, prove, news, person, try
  2. Random: always the same
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is in pain

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Story Writing Exercises 751: Friday 27th November

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.

751 jealous 84029Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hell, prince, Exeter, laugh, Jonathan
  2. Random: needed a lifeline
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: move

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Story Writing Exercises 750: Thursday 26th November

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.

750 JANITOR 954564Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: silent, studious, warm, panting, tempted
  2. Random: sorry if a scared you
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: teacher (character 1), mother (ch.2), child (object), office (location), angry (trait), tempted to get angry (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 749: Wednesday 25th November

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.

749 island 976214Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: wiping, nose, cleaner, cupboard, witness
  2. Random: long before we were together
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Looking around the ward…

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Story Writing Exercises 748: Tuesday 24th November

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.

748 hug 611216Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: set, option, select, up, scene
  2. Random: working harder than normal
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Franglais

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Story Writing Exercises 747: Monday 23rd November

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.

747 hug 93498Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: knew, trigger, heart, elsewhere, struggle
  2. Random: writing an obituary for someone you don’t know
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is frowning for no reason

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Story Writing Exercises 746: Friday 20th November

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.

746 artist 977768Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: written, produce, execute, exclusive, dog
  2. Random: happier now
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: never

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Story Writing Exercises 745: Thursday 19th November

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.

745 aisle 207649Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: kind, gesture, subtle, encouragement, embrace
  2. Random: fear and despair
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: character (character 1), author (ch.2), watch (object), novel (location), unbelieved (trait), confused plot (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 744: Wednesday 18th November

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.

744 action 926464Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: boy, push, keep, aggravate, lose
  2. Random: no choice but to complain
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: He finally felt…

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Story Writing Exercises 743: Tuesday 17th November

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.

743 help 743116Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cookie, bowl, lick, ears, fine
  2. Random: what happened?
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Not Sure Why

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Story Writing Exercises 742: Monday 16th November

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.

742 happy 917468Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: scratch, broken, head, four, severe
  2. Random: brave but stupid
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has just had an accident

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Story Writing Exercises 741: Friday 13th November

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 741 magnifying glass 583124you’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: otherwise, unthinkable, shock, cigarette, stop
  2. Random: taking stock of a situation
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: evaluate

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Story Writing Exercises 740: Thursday 12th November

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.

740 Lottery 899264Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: understood, received, fellow, three, time
  2. Random: late for the 8.17 bus
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: train commuter (character 1), ballerina (ch.2), timetable (object), train (location), panicky (trait), late for an appointment (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 739: Wednesday 11th November

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.

739 happy-balloons 909715Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: DVD, plays, overheated, munch, lemonade
  2. Random: much had changed for Sophia
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The habitual counting had become…

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Story Writing Exercises 738: Tuesday 10th November

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.

738 lined paper 680687Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bloom, jail, OK, empty, watch
  2. Random: five minutes early
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Just for a Change

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Story Writing Exercises 737: Monday 9th November

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.

737 letter 955564Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: withhold, deduct, value, cause, charity
  2. Random: listen carefully
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is about to break the law

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Story Writing Exercises 736: Friday 6th November

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.

736 Kindle 862282Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: business, calls, phone, travel, 184
  2. Random: meatloaf and chocolate pudding
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: circumstance

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Story Writing Exercises 735: Thursday 5th November

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.

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

  1. Keywords: how, hoover, however, unsuspecting, usual
  2. Random: it seemed simple enough
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: rally driver (character 1), clown (ch.2), a pillow (object), bedroom (location), adoring (trait), one of the characters is confused (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 734: Wednesday 4th November

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.

734 justice 93433Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: read, love, way, one, end
  2. Random: not knowing the fate
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Just finished…

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Story Writing Exercises 733: Tuesday 3rd November

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.

733 introduction 893227Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Chinese, poetic, yellow, think, lines
  2. Random: long blonde hair
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Speaking Aloud

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Story Writing Exercises 732: Monday 2nd November

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.

732 inflatable ringBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: speaker, eight, people, vacation, cruel
  2. Random: a suspected heart attack
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is in a queue at the bank

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