Monthly Archives: December 2015

Story Writing Exercises 775: Thursday 31st December

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 (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: duck, waddle, smile, jealous, fond
  2. Random: buying presents for each other
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: barman (character 1), barmaid (ch.2), rota (object), back office (location), sorry (trait), one of the characters is an illegal immigrant (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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 774: Wednesday 30th December

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 (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.

774 monopoly 45426Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: yawn, thinking, real, dot, soft
  2. Random: “how do you know we won’t”
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: How long was it since…

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 773: Tuesday 29th December

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 (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.

773 monkey 13878Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: letting, allocated, shiny, shoes, twenty-four
  2. Random: wrapping a scarf
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: One of These Days

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 772: Monday 28th December

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 (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.

772 mobile 907462Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: too, hit, aerial, tower, gloss
  2. Random: a partner is late
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has to break a promise

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 771: Friday 25th December

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 (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.

771 microphone 92979Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: conversation, naughty, idea, fold, dampen
  2. Random: trust me
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: next

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 766: Friday 18th December

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 (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.

766 magic 682363Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: please, mean, chance, hungry, catch
  2. Random: another time
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: ketchup

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 765: Thursday 17th December

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 (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.

765 magazine 111116Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: blond, glance, terrible, laugh, glum
  2. Random: alone again
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: stranger (character 1), monk (ch.2), map (object), hotel room (location), impatient (trait), something is unclear (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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