Monthly Archives: September 2016

Story Writing Exercises 971: Friday 30th September

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.

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

  1. Keywords: how, suggest, longer, waiting, critic
  2. Random: the wrong set of figures
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: well

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 970: Thursday 29th September

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.

970-white-pen-914117Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: inevitable, Moscow, freezing, intense, campaign
  2. Random: a first cricket match
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: cake demonstrator (character 1), festivalgoer (ch.2), cake (object), festival hall (location), disgruntled (trait), confused by instructions (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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 969: Wednesday 28th September

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.

969-three-995149Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: improve, condemn, fare, fair, punctual
  2. Random: three o’clock
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Given his performance…

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 968: Tuesday 27th September

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.

968-tattoos-844298Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: never, middle, upset, children, big
  2. Random: her daughter’s gone on holiday
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Going Anytime

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Story Writing Exercises 967: Monday 26th September

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.

967-tape-measure-907956Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Steven, three, temporary, south, slip
  2. Random: a sponsored child
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has received a request for money

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Story Writing Exercises 966: Friday 23rd September

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.

966-tag-934233Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: nearly, ill, short, memory, poor
  2. Random: a July birthday
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: repeat

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Story Writing Exercises 965: Thursday 22nd September

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.

965-spiral-908924Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fixing, driving, gain, water, rain
  2. Random: up and up
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: diamond sculpture (character 1), supplier (ch.2), diamond (object), diamond museum (location), unreliable (trait), taken from granted (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 964: Wednesday 21st September

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.

964-spider-97622Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: yeah, yay, many, groups, jobs
  2. Random: knee-length socks
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Going through the snow…

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 963: Tuesday 20th September

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.

963-spaceman-38293Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: always, established, challenge, habit, where
  2. Random: being asked to speak about an unknown subject
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Sitting in the Sun

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 962: Monday 19th September

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.

962-snow-footprints-898198Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: clapping, middle, nice, shake, up
  2. Random: doing a cover of another artist’s song
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has to steal something

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 961: Friday 16th September

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.

961-skeleton-780409Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: biscuit, carbon, laid, white, sound
  2. Random: a crackling radio
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: train

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 960: Thursday 15th September

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: spin, out, greed, Greek, whistle
  2. Random: boxing up a treasure
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: removal man (character 1), customer (ch.2), vase (object), kitchen (location), clumsy (trait), something’s broken (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 959: Wednesday 14th September

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.

959-shed-671283Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: coerce, shiny, head, help, ground
  2. Random: an eerie sound
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Tilting her head from side to side…

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 958: Tuesday 13th September

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.

958-seattle-science-centre-976178Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: wish, fish, dish, night, alight
  2. Random: doesn’t want to get out of bed
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Undercover

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 957: Monday 12th September

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.

957-scientist-227355Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: happy, never, after, ants, William
  2. Random: a nosey neighbour
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is angry with someone

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 956: Friday 9th September

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.

956 Scales 931651Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: date, shopping, stopping, propping, proposal
  2. Random: a ground floor flat
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: list

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 955: Thursday 8th September

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.

955 red rose 598092Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: comparatively, exhausted, train,
  2. Random: having a lie down
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: guitarist (character 1), tutor (ch.2), guitar (object), greyhound station (location), always late (trait), too early for something 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 954: Wednesday 7th September

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: radio, open, BBC, scene, salt
  2. Random: building a house
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Monday turning to Tuesday…

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 953: Tuesday 6th September

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.

953 flowers 613048Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: guitar, tune, artificial, speaker, suitable
  2. Random: misses him dreadfully
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Rubbing the Spot

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Story Writing Exercises 952: Monday 5th September

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.

952 girl in coffee shop 55633Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: easy, far, much, companion, more
  2. Random: sitting down
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is buying a timeshare

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Story Writing Exercises 951: Friday 2nd September

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.

951 Giraffes 903254Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: components, compared, family, teacher, remove
  2. Random: a 1.9% rise
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: common

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 950: Thursday 1st September

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.

950 garden 978002Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: govern, wage, price, rail, raw
  2. Random: hitting the floor
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: teacher (character 1), mature student (ch.2), homework (object), staff office (location), weak (trait), having to give a bad mark (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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