Monthly Archives: April 2016

Story Writing Exercises 861: Friday 29th April

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 half price (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.

861 unusual place 126612Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: thanks, tug, gutted, dish, blackberry
  2. Random: Billy is a risk-taker
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: comfort

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Story Writing Exercises 860: Thursday 28th April

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 half price (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.

860 underwater 918045Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: blonde, sweet, clasp, thick, sticky
  2. Random: quite exciting
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: clown (character 1), ring master (ch.2), dish (object), circus ring (location), obstinate (trait), lonely (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 859: Wednesday 27th April

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 half price (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.

859 ufo 956450Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: apple, not, crimp, children, hook
  2. Random: nan’s oatmeal biscuit
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Sniffing the…

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Story Writing Exercises 858: Tuesday 26th April

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 half price (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.

858 typhoon 864621Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: benchmark, interesting, this, inspired, cook
  2. Random: pretty happy with himself
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Pumpkins

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Story Writing Exercises 857: Monday 25th April

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 half price (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.

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

  1. Keywords: based, model, Juan, sprint, keep
  2. Random: not just statistics
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character

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Story Writing Exercises 856: Friday 22nd April

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 half price (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.

856 tshirt 903014Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: introduction, truthful, aspect, dancing, speaking
  2. Random: putting some facts together
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: easy

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Story Writing Exercises 855: Thursday 21st April

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 half price (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.

855 transgender 870334Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Canada, gift, need, fictionalise, life
  2. Random: a disgraced return
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Susan the poet (character 1), an event organiser (ch.2), a riddle (object), a small village hall (location), always late (trait), some missing paperwork (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 854: Wednesday 20th April

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 half price (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.

854 train 121571Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: wife, fantastical, mp3, Michael, conduct
  2. Random: fell in love with something
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Being even richer than…

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Story Writing Exercises 853: Tuesday 19th April

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 half price (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.

853 traffic jam 72948Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: infiltrate, New York, embrace, gusto, Glen
  2. Random: 1896
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Taking Advantage

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Story Writing Exercises 852: Monday 18th April

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 half price (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.

852 Toronto 695927Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: rare, record, inventor, electronic, Russian
  2. Random: an eerie instrument
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is wishing they were somewhere else

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Story Writing Exercises 851: Friday 15th April

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 half price (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.

851 toilet 852677Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: removal, spin, always, safety, weight
  2. Random: five to two
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: food

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Story Writing Exercises 850: Thursday 14th April

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 half price (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.

850 Times square 224995Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: concentrated, power, practice, perfect, stain
  2. Random: the latest headlines
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: sports presenter (character 1), news reporter (ch.2), dog (object), field (location), overstating something (trait), to tell the truth? (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 849: Wednesday 13th April

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 half price (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.

849 tiger 658179Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: reconciled, pictures, many, telegraph, right
  2. Random: sending in a drone
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: I believed him when he said…

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Story Writing Exercises 848: Tuesday 12th April

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 half price (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.

848 thread 821940Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Adam, coal, saving, hundred, world
  2. Random: £110
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Cordless

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Story Writing Exercises 847: Monday 11th April

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 half price (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.

848 steal 976126Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: wiggle, wagon, cup, plate, roar
  2. Random: a low-key event
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is wondering what to wear

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Story Writing Exercises 846: Friday 8th April

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 half price (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: facing, longer, banner, athlete, approach
  2. Random: accepting his punishment
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: focus

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Story Writing Exercises 845: Thursday 7th April

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 half price (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.

845 teacher add 35452Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: exactly, stay, question, player, Don
  2. Random: reacting badly
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: sports teacher (character 1), student (ch.2), a netball (object), school sports area (location), stubborn (trait), someone is injured (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 844: Wednesday 6th April

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 half price (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.

844 tea 72836Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Chelsea, announcement, secret, happens, manage
  2. Random: Mr and Mrs Morrison
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Watching for hours…

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Story Writing Exercises 843: Tuesday 5th April

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 half price (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.

843 talking horse 903880Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: involvement, official, arrest, tip-off, survey
  2. Random: born in Iraq
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: In the Past Hour

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Story Writing Exercises 842: Monday 4th April

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 half price (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.

842 surprise 229314Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: incredible, dangerous, right, what, possible
  2. Random: a limited menu
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character thinks he / she has misheard something

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Story Writing Exercises 841: Friday 1st April

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.

841 sunset 940149Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fool, unlucky, activity, natural, consequence
  2. Random: a right of residence
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: probation

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