Monthly Archives: May 2016

Story Writing Exercises 883: Tuesday 31st May

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.

883 barbed wire 188333Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: better, city, six, years, twist
  2. Random: not looking right now
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Not Sure He’s The Guy

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Story Writing Exercises 882: Monday 30th May

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.

882 banana skin 40443Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: agent, down, bulky, earlier, waist
  2. Random: who is she?
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is going through a break-up

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Story Writing Exercises 881: Friday 27th May

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.

881 angry mum 47834Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: McEwan, best, sit, automatic, six
  2. Random: until midnight
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: class

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Story Writing Exercises 880: Thursday 26th May

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.

880 angel 841329Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: kitten, forward, rewind, relax, one
  2. Random: a big stretch
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: footballer (character 1), presenter (ch.2), ball (object), dressing room (location), argumentative (trait), forgotten something (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 879: Wednesday 25th May

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.

879 baddie 614700Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: quiet, dodgy, sniff, latter, poppy
  2. Random: not buying something
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: It happened to be…

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Story Writing Exercises 878: Tuesday 24th May

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.

878 baby shoes 859299Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: remember, popper, hysterics, bar, Soho
  2. Random: when did I do that?
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Great Unwashed

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Story Writing Exercises 877: Monday 23rd May

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.

877 astronaut 115124Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: carpet, threw, dead, pair, board
  2. Random: his mate Jamie
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is worried about tomorrow

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Story Writing Exercises 876: Friday 20th May

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.

876 hook 628773Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sad, second, June, knickers, weekend
  2. Random: wandering the streets
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: tube

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Story Writing Exercises 875: Thursday 19th May

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.

875 hollywood 969397Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: oy!, 1942, break, ambulance, programme
  2. Random: matching three symbols
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: party reveller (character 1), policeman (ch.2), bottle of beer (object), high street (location), drunk (trait), arresting someone familiar (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 874: Wednesday 18th May

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.

874 Henry 212922Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: mannequin, life, scare, you, button
  2. Random: a beer gut
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: As the addiction took hold…

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 873: Tuesday 17th May

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.

873 accounts 194459Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cat, Alan, smile, sofa, news
  2. Random: a little story causing a big stir
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A More Realistic Impression

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Story Writing Exercises 872: Monday 16th May

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.

872 worry 948421Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: missed, asleep, alien, chilly, real
  2. Random: driving me potty
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character can’t understand what someone else is saying

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Story Writing Exercises 871: Friday 13th May

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.

871 work 871883Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: smack, smirk, Derby, Sid, around
  2. Random: thank you
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: handle

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Story Writing Exercises 870: Thursday 12th May

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.

870 woman 977402Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: please, always, outrageous, head, box
  2. Random: a lively debate
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: singer (character 1), judge (ch.2), trophy (object), theatre (location), argument (trait), trying to lose weight (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 869: Wednesday 11th May

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.

869 washing line 614590Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Colchester, reason, hole, link, cheeky
  2. Random: Sandra isn’t impressed
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: As it sparkled…

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Story Writing Exercises 868: Tuesday 10th May

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.

868 window 969113Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: narration, animation, space, enjoyed, lots
  2. Random: mixed-up seasons
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Bouncers

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Story Writing Exercises 867: Monday 9th May

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.

867 wig 105421Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: world, head, just, Brixton, mouse
  2. Random: England is an island
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is trying to remember a song

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Story Writing Exercises 866: Friday 6th May

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.

866 western 151744Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: positive, mishap, mislaid, funny, TV
  2. Random: holding his head high
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: done

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Story Writing Exercises 865: Thursday 5th May

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.

865 writing 690453Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: group, ground, stingray, left, spear
  2. Random: up to a week ago
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: chef (character 1), judge (ch.2), plate of food (object), TV studio (location), slow (trait), uninspired (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 864: Wednesday 4th May

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.

864 wagon wheel 185083Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hint, lot, slight, earth, oat
  2. Random: sticky toffee pudding
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: At Your Best

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Story Writing Exercises 863: Tuesday 3rd May

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.

863 VICTORIAN LAMP 958325Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sleep, gaze, sharp, lovely, soft
  2. Random: a lack of elegance
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Mix of Nothing

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Story Writing Exercises 862: Monday 2nd May

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.

862 valentine-wallpaper 943440Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: carry, slide, side, soup, moustache
  2. Random: cheese on toast
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is fiddling with something

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