Monthly Archives: February 2016

Story Writing Exercises 817: Monday 29th February

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.

817 ROADWORKERS 953934Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: jog, deadly, secret, space, bucket
  2. Random: under the stairs
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character can’t stand noise

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 816: Friday 26th February

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.

816 river cruise 691594Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: alive, thrive, five, survive, hope
  2. Random: during an earthquake
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: shadow

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 815: Thursday 25th February

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.

815 research 540570Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: job, pick, strong, long, grey
  2. Random: nineteen years
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: steam train driver (character 1), ticket collector (ch.2), ticket (object), train (location), jobsworth (trait), something amiss (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 814: Wednesday 24th February

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.

814 relax 955650Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bench, blue, bicycle, biscuit, John
  2. Random: fitter when I get there
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Every single piece…

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 813: Tuesday 23rd February

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.

813 relax 951371Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: star, dog, hop, jump, sign
  2. Random: ringing James
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Flinging on the Fire

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Story Writing Exercises 812: Monday 22nd February

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.

812 relationship 953147Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bin, belt, whistle, crack, jacket
  2. Random: the mighty tornado
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is about to take a driving challenge

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Story Writing Exercises 811: Friday 19th February

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.

811 red pen 865424Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: prisoner, clear, care, safety, fear
  2. Random: condemned to live forever
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: prince

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 810: Thursday 18th February

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.

810 reading 908142Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: askew, abreast, aforementioned, affronted, atoned
  2. Random: combine of today’s prompts
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: father (character 1), mother (ch.2), ring (object), garden (location), nervous (trait), something 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 809: Wednesday 17th February

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.

809 question 915924Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: throw, yield, incredible, tired, lazy
  2. Random: a sleeping animal
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Riding the elephant…

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 808: Tuesday 16th February

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.

809 read me 863351Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: no, yes, maybe, sometimes, often
  2. Random: a high jump
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Tracking Down

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Story Writing Exercises 807: Monday 15th February

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.

807 pumpkin-cage 942697Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: ring, shallow, swallow, emptiness, astonished
  2. Random: picking up a sword
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is late for an important meeting

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 806: Friday 12th February

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.

806 priority 942724Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: stroke, epitome, revelation, fight, challenge
  2. Random: a 100-word story (then enter it into one of my https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/100-word-free-monthly-competition – different theme each month)
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: want

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 805: Thursday 11th February

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.

805 priest 648897Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: apart, felt, heart, life, others
  2. Random: I don’t believe you
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: WW1 soldier (character 1), greengrocer (ch.2), apple (object), shop (location), scared (trait), not sure if he wants to go or leave (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 804: Wednesday 10th February

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.

804 prepared 854518Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: man, lost, tell, work, thing
  2. Random: too long
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Everything I need…

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 803: Tuesday 9th February

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.

803 prairie dog 765404Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: chart, worm, find, those, whole
  2. Random: a scientific experiment
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Healing and Dealing

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 802: Monday 8th February

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.

802 postman 656288Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: copy, lines, worlds, telegram, sign
  2. Random: a fake
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is about to undergo a potentially hazardous journey

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 801: Friday 5th February

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.

801 poetry 938401Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: way, wait, whale, watch, whinge
  2. Random: waiting for a stranger
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: 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 800: Thursday 4th February

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.

800 plan 129150Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: girl, boy, willing, skinny, together
  2. Random: an unexpected gift
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: maid (character 1), lady of the manor (ch.2), necklace (object), scullery (location), dishonest (trait), unfairly accused (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 799: Wednesday 3rd February

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.

799 pizza 932053Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: neck, hand, grip, squeeze, throw
  2. Random: being rough
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Following his advice….

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 798: Tuesday 2nd February

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.

798 Pitching 871776Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: lousy, cop, choice, right, found
  2. Random: she knew his name
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Kissing the Enemy

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 797: Monday 1st February

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.

797 pile of paper 32837Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: suit, tie, set, jet, thank
  2. Random: an ungrateful birthday girl
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is planning a murder

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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