Monthly Archives: November 2016

Story Writing Exercises 1014: Wednesday 30 November

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.

1014-balloon-161311_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: warden, dog, Karly, hold, pound
  2. Random: brought in the day before
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Keeping his fingers crossed…

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 1013: Tuesday 29 November

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.

1013-arrow-1538698_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: chase, capture, 11pm, every, hard
  2. Random: first-hand experiene
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Draw the Line

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Story Writing Exercises 1012: Monday 28 November

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.

1012-animal-1295076_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: children, looking, trained, went, through
  2. Random: calling it off
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is chasing someone / 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 1011: Friday 25 November

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.

1011-angel-841329Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: severe, confidence, jury, scope, mug
  2. Random: making a cup of tea for a stranger
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: t’adore

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 1010: Thursday 24 November

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.

1010-grandma_and_horror-858646Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: keyword, think, want, care, drink
  2. Random: closure
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: actor (character 1), director (ch.2), script (object), stage (location), obsessed with perfection (trait), conflict of knowledge (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 1009: Wednesday 23 November

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.

1009-grand_parc_denghien-851655Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: welcome, television, company, own, detect
  2. Random: stressed because of a cat
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Sitting on the bench…

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Story Writing Exercises 1008: Tuesday 22 November

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.

1008-girls-sledging-945650Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: light, rest, meaning, Jan, lamps
  2. Random: in a natural environment
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Unscrew

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Story Writing Exercises 1007: Monday 21 November

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.

1007-gangster-car-740616Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: drive, more, basic, arch, ache
  2. Random: jumping down
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is looking forward to buying a new book

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 1006: Friday 18 November

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.

1006-fun-921534Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hated, create, answer, read, recognise
  2. Random: reading to relax
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: weekend

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 1005: Thursday 17 November

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.

1005-flower-rose-1002846Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Alex, find, whatever, connect, basic
  2. Random: first trip to Scotland
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: magician (character 1), assistant (ch.2), top hat (object), stage (location), angry (trait), first time working together and something’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 1004: Wednesday 16 November

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.

1004-fishing-938930Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: feel, step, imposter, professional, back
  2. Random: purples and reds
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Interacting with…

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 1003: Tuesday 15 November

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.

1003-fisherman-by-river-199814Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: part, actual, out, difficult, reaffirm
  2. Random: 4pm
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Twenty-Four

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Story Writing Exercises 1002: Monday 14 November

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.

1002-experimental-jars-859168Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: castle, infiltrate, kind, up, easy
  2. Random: taking us into Wednesday
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has to collect someone he / she doesn’t like

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 1001: Friday 11 November

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.

1002-fireworks-979183Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: moment, self, prophecy, demon, biggest
  2. Random: an unexpected shower
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: wind

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 1000: Thursday 10 November

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.

1001-field-907432Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: courage, motion, point, discussion, lost
  2. Random: children in need
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: interviewer (character 1), interviewee (ch.2), a war medal (object), studio (location), overly confident (trait), hiding 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 999: Wednesday 9 November

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.

999-dragon-994641Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fantasy, situation, plan, lack, will
  2. Random: needs to speak to them
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Persuading the crowd…

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 998: Tuesday 8 November

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.

998-crib-42085Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: interesting, create, hero, interest, writes
  2. Random: an underrated woman
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Genius

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Story Writing Exercises 997: Monday 7 November

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.

997-colourful-gifts-909705Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: confidence, stop, manage, raise, rescue
  2. Random: thousands of listeners
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has to resign

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 996: Friday 4 November

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.

996-coffee-940641Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fail, fiancée, kidnap, good, difference
  2. Random: thanking a friend
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: control

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 995: Thursday 3 November

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.

995-coconut-864277Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: important, life, happens, comic, complete
  2. Random: a snooker table
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: headmaster (character 1), teacher (ch.2), child’s homework (object), office (location), guilty (trait), someone is lying (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 994: Wednesday 2 November

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: fact, fake, constant, strive, belief
  2. Random: when I was a child
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Leaning over…

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 993: Tuesday 1 November

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.

993-church-230607Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: actual, detail, sometimes, little, stuff
  2. Random: a man in bright clothing
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Small 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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