Monthly Archives: August 2016

Story Writing Exercises 949: Wednesday 31st August

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.

949 frown 533211Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: straight, single, bar, kingfisher, toe
  2. Random: a love potion
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Catching the…

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Story Writing Exercises 948: Tuesday 30th August

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.

948 free 915012Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Miriam, lost, trawl, beat, stitch
  2. Random: just over a year
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Costs the Earth

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Story Writing Exercises 947: Monday 29th August

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.

947 dognap 147450Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: unsure, going, dream, boy, know
  2. Random: leaving everything to him
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is going out for the evening

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Story Writing Exercises 946: Friday 26th August

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.

946 flowers 184924Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: water, lucky, glass, flavoured, common
  2. Random: pottering around in the garden
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: sin

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Story Writing Exercises 945: Thursday 25th August

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.

945 flash 943705Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Frankfurt, manage, bag, mess, two-fold
  2. Random: easy jigsaw puzzle
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: gardener (character 1), jigsaw puzzler (ch.2), clock (object), patio (location), argumentative (trait), can’t agree on what to spend time on (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 944: Wednesday 24th August

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.

944 bus 653612Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: going, weeny, while, tragedy, ready
  2. Random: not a grill as such
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: As I start my life…

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Story Writing Exercises 943: Tuesday 23rd August

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.

943 finger print 937723Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: love, book, token, seems, Paul
  2. Random: the perfect climate
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: An Insatiable Thirst

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Story Writing Exercises 942: Monday 22nd August

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.

942 FACES 937248Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hectare, Kent, industry, grow, basket
  2. Random: English bubbly
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is trying to track down someone

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Story Writing Exercises 941: Friday 19th August

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.

941 fab cartoon 15513Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: birthday, girl, cake, dubious, rational
  2. Random: all of these prompts
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: scream

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Story Writing Exercises 940: Thursday 18th August

 

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.

940 edinburgh 925063Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cough, about, yuk, boar, ripping
  2. Random: Did you like it?
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: caller one (character 1), caller two (ch.2), a telephone (object), phone call (location), nervous (trait), hungry (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 939: Wednesday 17th August

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.

939 fox 877035Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: still, anyway, thoughtful, smile, read
  2. Random: cutting the cake
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: “I thought you’d left…”

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Story Writing Exercises 938: Tuesday 16th August

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.

938 doorway 876665Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: where, time, shore, sure, swipe
  2. Random: a favourite restaurant
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Special One

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Story Writing Exercises 927: Monday 15th August

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.

937 doughnut 978301Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: luncheon, gentleman, great, father, miss
  2. Random: surprised
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is torn whether to choose left or right

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Story Writing Exercises 926: Friday 12th August

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.

936 dog's life 954089Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: finale, power, limitless, happy, curious
  2. Random: an animal hospital
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: sky

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Story Writing Exercises 925: Thursday 11th August

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.

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

  1. Keywords: dual, kiss, grieve, soon, Brian
  2. Random: I don’t care
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: vet (character 1), customer (ch.2), cat (object), surgery (location), nervous (trait), needs to break some news (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 924: Wednesday 10th August

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.

934 dialogue 936791Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cat, Duke, confused, keeping, cries
  2. Random: a sad photograph
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Pulling open…

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Story Writing Exercises 923: Tuesday 9th August

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.

933 comic 910681Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cling, name, police, wrestle, needle
  2. Random: an old necklace
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Nice Work

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Story Writing Exercises 932: Monday 8th August

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.

freeimages.co.uk photos of objectsBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Paul, run, business, pets, alright
  2. Random: getting what she wants
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is patiently waiting

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Story Writing Exercises 931: Friday 5th August

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 b log’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

931 crowd 943830Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: injured, treated, unfortunate, sudden, break
  2. Random: not being able to react
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: second

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Story Writing Exercises 930: Thursday 4th August

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.

930 crime tape 924978Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: easiest, get, move, across, time
  2. Random: dragging his feet
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: driver (character 1), student (ch.2), sore leg (object), side of the road (location), confused (trait), unsure what’s wrong (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 929: Wednesday 3rd August

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.

929 crime 926607Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: guidelines, line, problem, different, dealt
  2. Random: forty minutes
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: A lot quicker…

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Story Writing Exercises 928: Tuesday 2nd August

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.

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

  1. Keywords: while, guessing, left, rest, runaway
  2. Random: a seven-car pile up
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Annual Event

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Story Writing Exercises 927: Monday 1st August

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.

927 cook 893012Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: target, appropriate, dangerous, asked, chase
  2. Random: not getting too close
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is excited about a forthcoming birthday

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