Monthly Archives: October 2016

Story Writing Exercises 992: Monday 31 October

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.

992-christmas-tree-231503Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: saying, maybe, resonate, own, pages
  2. Random: fashion commentary
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has three days to prepare

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Story Writing Exercises 991: Friday 28 October

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.

991-chocolate-cake-854527Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: work, scene, thing, decimate, drama
  2. Random: Auntie Kitty was a nurse
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: five

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Story Writing Exercises 990: Thursday 27 October

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.

990-china-220046Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: structure, treasure, happy, regret, cry
  2. Random: during the war
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: milkman (character 1), Irish woman (ch.2), five dollar note (object), doorstep (location), nervous (trait), disputes the amount owed (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 989: Wednesday 26 October

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.

989-candle-200558Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: five, France, sultana, photographer, canvas
  2. Random: pears and satsuma
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Bouncing off…

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Story Writing Exercises 988: Tuesday 25 October

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.

988-calculator-686254Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: observe, want, Vera, staring, response
  2. Random: finding treasure
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Vast Ocean Between Them

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Story Writing Exercises 987: Monday 24 October

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.

987-bullfrog-702747Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: frost, cross, fox, hunter, arc
  2. Random: taking a look at the weather
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is about to turn twenty-one

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Story Writing Exercises 986: Friday 21 October

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.

986-briefcase-76399Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: morning, soon, west, won’t, fragmented
  2. Random: a public meeting
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: puss

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Story Writing Exercises 985: Thursday 20 October

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.

985-bottom-142874Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: 13, consultation, work, cloud, chance
  2. Random: Ipswich
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: cat lover (character 1), dog lover (ch.2), television programme (object), lounge (location), impatient (trait), can’t agree (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 984: Wednesday 19 October

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.

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

  1. Keywords: currently, decision, cut, political, treatment
  2. Random: backing the community
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Later that evening…

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 983: Tuesday 18 October

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.

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

  1. Keywords: crew, property, fire, round, basket
  2. Random: a trip to the playground
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Less than Ideal

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 982: Monday 17 October

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.

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

  1. Keywords: hyperactive, antisocial, satsuma, finally, advert
  2. Random: a little incident
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has to reply to a difficult question

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 981: Friday 14 October

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.

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

  1. Keywords: Belfast, smoulder, shoe, drop, segment
  2. Random: at least 48 hours
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: peel

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Story Writing Exercises 980: Thursday 13 October

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.

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

  1. Keywords: possession, Alice, sufficient, specific, location
  2. Random: fragments of a journal
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: traffic warden (character 1), child (ch.2), lollipop (object), pavement (location), nervous (trait), unable to protect someone (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 979: Wednesday 12 October

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: slam, cry, siren, gouge, cough
  2. Random: just go
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Forgetting the time 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 978: Tuesday 11 October

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.

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

  1. Keywords: picket, blue, sea, wash, wipe
  2. Random: putting out some washing
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Why Won’t You?

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 977: Monday 10 October

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.

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

  1. Keywords: add, clarify, explain, understanding
  2. Random: struggling
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is teaching his first lesson

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 976: Friday 7 October

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.

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

  1. Keywords: complex, thought, husband, gifts, year
  2. Random: a nice cup of tea
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: mundane

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 975: Thursday 6 October

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.

975-hazard-warning-228265Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: things, near, picture, fun, why
  2. Random: breaking in
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: housemate (character 1), housemate (ch.2), mouse (object), kitchen (location), can’t be serious (trait), can’t wait (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 974: Wednesday 5 October

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.

974-happy-birthday-927218Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: spectacle, tied, left, amazed, goggle
  2. Random: a sci-fi story
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The whole place seems…

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 973: Tuesday 4 October

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.

973-500-coins-892242Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: what, same, call, night, staggered
  2. Random: a romance story
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Getting Free

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Story Writing Exercises 972: Monday 3 October

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.

972-balloons-909715Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hard, far, first, waited, back
  2. Random: downstairs
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is interrogating a suspect

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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