Monthly Archives: March 2016

Story Writing Exercises 840: Thursday 31st March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

840 sunrise 944694Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: funnel, direction, march, now, remain
  2. Random: an unpleasant surprise
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: politician (character 1), rioter (ch.2), placard (object), the street (location), angry (trait), someone is not listening (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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 839: Wednesday 30th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

839 stress 954170Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: crisis, implication, polarisation, sky, Germany
  2. Random: outside the station
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Thinking it nothing major…

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Story Writing Exercises 838: Tuesday 29th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

838 love 911615Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: executive, journal, survivor, resort, report
  2. Random: 10.30 and 11.30
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Expecting a Reaction

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Story Writing Exercises 837: Monday 28th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

837 steal 43423Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Cairo, blow, heart, tourism, stain
  2. Random: a lack of security
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is angry about a misunderstanding

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Story Writing Exercises 836: Friday 25th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

836 start 941149Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hospital, painting, slice, neck, shove
  2. Random: a beautiful view
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: struggle

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 835: Thursday 24th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

835 star 916023Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: thought, point, glasses, father, second
  2. Random: falls to the ground
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: scientist (character 1), manager (ch.2), freezer (object), laboratory (location), afraid of the dark (trait), something is missing (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 834: Wednesday 23rd March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

834 spark 763257Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: firework, huge, industry, blow, suspended
  2. Random: following orders
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Twenty-four hours after…

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Story Writing Exercises 833: Tuesday 22nd March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

833 space 871994Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hate, crazy, there, here, safe
  2. Random: travelling around the world
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Ambassador

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Story Writing Exercises 832: Monday 21st March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

832 snail 119396Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: increasing, audacious, north, extreme, concern
  2. Random: four years
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has to give an interview

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 831: Friday 18th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

831 smile-face-wallpaper 908372Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: device, 300, letters, question, conflict
  2. Random: becoming irregular
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: wider

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Story Writing Exercises 830: Thursday 17th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

830 Singingcat 945002Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: support, people, profession, order, fog
  2. Random: a worrying thought
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: soldier (character 1), judge (ch.2), piece of paper (object), courtroom (location), nervous (trait), someone has to lie (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 829: Wednesday 16th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

829 shorts 74011Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: refer, case, guilt, mistreats, majority
  2. Random: 280 letters
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Not remembering what…

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 828: Tuesday 15th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

828 Shopping arcade 972872Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: warrant, proceed, international, allegation, afraid
  2. Random: a second visit
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Establishment

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Story Writing Exercises 827: Monday 14th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

827 ships 873694Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: effective, sign, connection, former, sons
  2. Random: new cushions
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has to return somewhere he / she dreads

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 826: Friday 11th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

826 sheet music 164687Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: buried, escape, prison, July, flew
  2. Random: two beloved sons
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: flee

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 825: Thursday 10th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

825 sff 836652Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: strength, proud, race, rejection, music
  2. Random: a minute’s silence
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: teenager (character 1), priest (ch.2), candle (object), church (location), scared (trait), unsure whether to share a secret (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 824: Wednesday 9th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

824 search 903779Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: president, mark, woman, red, former
  2. Random: a different event to that expected
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Opening the letter…

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 823: Tuesday 8th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

823 score 760791Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: diamonds, run, affair, best, work
  2. Random: when do you want to start?
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: You’ve Been Busy

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Story Writing Exercises 822: Monday 7th March

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… just £1 or $1-2 each until April 3rd (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.

822 school gym 610997Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pension, moment, ignoring, chap, business
  2. Random: better than the neighbour
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is feeling overwhelmed

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Story Writing Exercises 821: Friday 4th March

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.

821 rules 98340Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: nanny, pay, goes, amazing, fellow
  2. Random: it’s a shame
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: offer

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 820: Thursday 3rd March

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.

820 ruler 99372Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: blood, walking, new, branding, Atlantic
  2. Random: unstable evidence
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: policeman (character 1), archaeologist (ch.2), dog (object), the desert (location), unreliable (trait), a clash of personalities (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 819: Wednesday 2nd March

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.

819 ruin castle 28296Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: landlady, shape, ask, definitely, people
  2. Random: stalling a motorbike
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Through hard work…

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 818: Tuesday 1st March

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.

818 room 834040Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: caravan, circus, mud, post, three
  2. Random: worse than rubbish
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Massive Job

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