Monthly Archives: June 2016

Story Writing Exercises 905: Thursday 30th June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

905 bus 745111Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: frog, learn, keen, prompt, evident
  2. Random: three pensioners
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: landlord (character 1), potential tenant (ch.2), vase (object), hallway (location), nervous (trait), overly critical (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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 904: Wednesday 29th June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

904 five hand 109840Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: insane, honest, great, orange, miscellaneous
  2. Random: a lack of motivation
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Anything goes when…

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 903: Tuesday 28th June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: two, more, daughter, ill, decision
  2. Random: a devil in disguise
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Tweet Me

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Story Writing Exercises 902: Monday 27th June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

902 buckets 873441Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: awful, anyway, report, strong, point
  2. Random: a fake identity
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is organising a party

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 901: Friday 24th June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

901 boy - surprise 524447Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: score, remote, check, free, foot
  2. Random: 893
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: fake

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Story Writing Exercises 900: Thursday 23rd June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

900 book festival 962488Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: express, market, disbelief, doorstep, unite
  2. Random: heading to work
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: an insurance salesman (character 1), taxi driver (ch.2), memory stick (object), doorstep (location), impatient (trait), a misunderstanding (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 899: Wednesday 22nd June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

899 book cover 170912Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: harness, even, allow, husband, beautiful
  2. Random: two things
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Bathed in…

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 898: Tuesday 21st June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: knew, personal, voice, Nathan, dedicated
  2. Random: around the world
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Moment of Silence

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 897: Monday 20th June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

897 bemused 868605Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: concern, terror, stalk, threat, off
  2. Random: a small measure
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is looking to upgrade his house’s security

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 896: Friday 17th June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

896 bikes 929480Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: rest, scared, share, promise, real
  2. Random: putting him away
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: hundred

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 895: Thursday 16th June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

895 bemused 231643Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: four, hired, tattoo, shooter, corroborate
  2. Random: finding her himself
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: student (character 1), student (ch.2), book (object), university (location), lying (trait), 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 894: Wednesday 15th June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

894 bedroom 940056Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: money, took, behind, away, roof
  2. Random: spying on someone
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Putting the gun down…

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 893: Tuesday 14th June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

894 bee 975193Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: just, sick, moustache, play, dinner
  2. Random: just the two of them
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: How To Stop

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Story Writing Exercises 892: Monday 13th June

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… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

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.

892 basketball 220441Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: eye, race, dial, orange, banal
  2. Random: luckier than expected
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has just received some bad news

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 891: Friday 10th June

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.

891 barking dog 709509Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: coach, Michigan, Jones, magpie, can’t
  2. Random: ruined her life
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: maybe

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 890: Thursday 9th June

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.

890 ballon_fiesta 777942Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Atlantic, gone, living, open, baby
  2. Random: exploring the drama
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: FBI agent (character 1), schoolmaster (ch.2), radio (object), a field (location), scared (trait), less than important (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 889: Wednesday 8th June

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.

889 books 757313Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: crime, succeed, fraud, justice, strong
  2. Random: hungry for something different
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Not wavering from…

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 888: Tuesday 7th June

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.

888 bonfire 175864Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Tim, lost, blow, bust, remove
  2. Random: tonight’s the night
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Sticking With The Same Old

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Story Writing Exercises 887: Monday 6th June

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.

887 blackpool_tower2 799417Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: change, lives, time, reckon, table
  2. Random: saving 35%
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character

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Story Writing Exercises 886: Friday 3rd June

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.

886 beach huts 209522Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: future, today, unpack, quick, reliable
  2. Random: allergic to one thing
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: 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 885: Thursday 2nd June

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.

885 battle 872591Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: same, phone, skiing, moonbeam, fellow
  2. Random: if you don’t ask you don’t get
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: skier (character 1), ballet dancer (ch.2), menu (object), Swiss chalet (location), impatient (trait), confused (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 884: Wednesday 1st June

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: silly, bomb, up, threat, force
  2. Random: an unreliable smile
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: In a happier world…

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