Monthly Archives: January 2016

Story Writing Exercises 796: Friday 29th January

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.

796 pick 930902Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: beer, whole, spoke, Sebastian, millionaire
  2. Random: on the corner of the street
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: look

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 795: Thursday 28th January

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.

795 piano 937410Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: floor, story, storey, waiting, apartment
  2. Random: Ordering in dinner
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: child (character 1), dog (ch.2), collar (object), park (location), upset (trait), something is missing (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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 794: Wednesday 27th January

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.

794 phoneboxes 876665Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: post, column, enter, fund, transfer
  2. Random: not a spectator sport
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Cheating the system, Todd…

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 793: Tuesday 26th January

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.

793 Phone booth 961852Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pick, sneeze, silence, scary, switch
  2. Random: it seems to be going well
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Nervous Handshake

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 792: Monday 25th January

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.

792 phone 941999Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fifteen, transfer, clue, Monday, days
  2. Random: a flight to Hong Kong
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is about to meet his / her mother-in-law

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 791: Friday 22nd January

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.

791 phone 892723Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: execute, remember, nice, door, still
  2. Random: a first impression
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: place

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 790: Thursday 21st January

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.

790 PEOPLE_muddy-siblings 920496Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: escape, pack, missed, leak, blackmail
  2. Random: lying to the police
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: tennis pro (character 1), customer (ch.2), tennis racket (object), centre court (location), lies (trait), cheating on a partner (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 789: Wednesday 20th January

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.

789 people 56462Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: crossroad, accounts, fourteen, detect, Simone
  2. Random: identifying a dead body
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Lifting the veil…

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 788: Tuesday 19th January

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.

788 pay 950913Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: all, missing, get, Jamie, cupboard
  2. Random: giving away all her secrets
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Second Window Along

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 787: Monday 18th January

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.

787 Paris 948754Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: relax, smell, phone, trouble, real
  2. Random: not someone he is supposed to be
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is changing for an appointment

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 786: Friday 15th January

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.

786 panic 869790Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: secretive, moving, sorry, answer
  2. Random: a bunch of dying flowers
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: slush

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 785: Thursday 14th January

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.

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

  1. Keywords: across, grip, dilute, weed, after
  2. Random: an unwanted phone call
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: burglar (character 1), homeowner (ch.2), safe (object), home office (location), sloppy (trait), caught in the act (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 784: Wednesday 13th January

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.

784 Package Delivery 937228Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: looker, lie, foreword, watching, guilty
  2. Random: a friendly warning
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Doing as he was told…

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 783: Tuesday 12th January

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.

783 oversize 944553Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hearing, traffic, turn, piano, leaving
  2. Random: just like a film set
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Too Quiet

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 782: Monday 11th January

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: speak, London, touch, course, combine
  2. Random: a red jacket
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has mistaken someone for the police

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 781: Friday 8th January

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.

781 office 52733Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: badge, snow, simple, flash, shower
  2. Random: the water is brown
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: loose

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 780: Thursday 7th January

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.

780 notebook 918300Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: plan, clicking, annoying, blood, seethe
  2. Random: s complicated robbery
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: victim (character 1), murderer (ch.2), bell (object), hotel room (location), confused (trait), wrong identity (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 779: Wednesday 6th January

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.

779 newspapers 848916Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: waiting, selective, three, set, help
  2. Random: managing alone
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: If it wasn’t for…

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 778: Tuesday 5th January

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.

778 Napoleon 951426Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: goodbye, ice, yellow, stay, lamp
  2. Random: “Where are you going?”
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: In His Time

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Story Writing Exercises 777: Monday 4th January

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.

777 muscial 216169Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: frenzy, truck, roses, chase, speed
  2. Random: suddenly torn
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is about to drive his / her first race

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 776: Friday 1st January 2016

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.

776 moon 954343Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: kidding, heavy, hearing, wash, rain
  2. Random: standing outside a Chinese restaurant
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: sign

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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