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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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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Story Writing Exercises 764: Wednesday 16th 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.

763 frozen heart 898289Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: charisma, confidence, Charlotte, ear, chew
  2. Random: stretching back
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Meeting her again…

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 763: Tuesday 15th 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.

764 machine 962021Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: enjoy, grip, fruit, seclude, firm
  2. Random: an illicit agreement
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Rolling Around

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 762: Monday 14th 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.

762 london-underground 940142Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: colour, seduce, secret, instant, follow
  2. Random: walking in high heels
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is meeting a blind date

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 761: Friday 11th 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.

761 little girl in dress 796851Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: thanks, wanted, slam, beep, click
  2. Random: hearing an odd noise
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: code

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 760: Thursday 10th 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.

760 list 227431Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: drink, sleep, nominate, glass, stair
  2. Random: lifting something over his head
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: painter (character 1), gallery owner (ch.2), painting (object), art gallery (location), shy (trait), a refusal (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 759: Wednesday 9th 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.

759 Lion 897102Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: chin, paw, wrist, angry, sacred
  2. Random: looking forward to Christmas
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Hugging him close…

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 758: Tuesday 8th 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.

758 light bulb 866629Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: zip, tennis, game, London, lady
  2. Random: looking forward to freedom
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Hybrid Weave

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 757: Monday 7th 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.

757 lift 166621Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bored, scared, fried, plain, dull
  2. Random: watching a terrible football game
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is pouring him/herself a cup of coffee but something isn’t right

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 756: Friday 4th 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.

756 library 904484Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: staring, close, glasses, hold, reach
  2. Random: a random glimpse
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: lone

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 755: Thursday 3rd 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 £1 or $1-2 (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.

755 lawnmower 819502Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: briefcase, tunnel, bridge, basket, clear
  2. Random: closing doors
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: busker (character 1), donor (ch.2), guitar case (object), train station (location), pity (trait), can’t choose (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 754: Wednesday 2nd 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 £1 or $1-2 (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.

754 Karaoke 893223Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: white, fall, tilt, van, halt
  2. Random: why bother?
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Walking Home

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 753: Tuesday 1st 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 £1 or $1-2 (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.

753 judge 734777Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sit, glass, life, passing, frown
  2. Random: a temporary fixture
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Thirty-seven Minutes Straight

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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