Monthly Archives: December 2016

Story Writing Exercises 1036: Friday 30 December

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.

1036-poison-1481596_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: goofy, sorry, repetitive, ball, mistake
  2. Random: cold feet
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: curl

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 1035: Thursday 29 December

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.

1035-old-304605_1280-smallBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: stooped, porcelain, name, standing, cross
  2. Random: suffering from writer’s block
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: farmer (character 1), walker (ch.2), sign (object), ploughed field (location), stubborn (trait), refusing access (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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 1034: Wednesday 28 December

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.

1034-men-chef-1514505_640-smallBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: governor, calculate, bird, tosh, petite
  2. Random: taking a banned substance
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Shaking her head…

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 1033: Tuesday 27 December

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.

1033-heart-462873Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: champion, league, power, stadium, hearing
  2. Random: investigating an allegation
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Transfer

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Story Writing Exercises 1032: Monday 26 December

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.

1032-happy-162181_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: candidate, continue, heap, pressure, page
  2. Random: 7.45pm
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is teaching his / her first class

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Story Writing Exercises 1031: Friday 23 December

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.

1031-hamster-1530675_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: results, second, could, early, days
  2. Random: one win, one defeat
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: like

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Story Writing Exercises 1030: Thursday 22 December

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.

1030-gun-807807_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: 4455, update, home, sport, flight
  2. Random: across the state
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: sports teacher (character 1), student (ch.2), ball (object), field (location), eager (trait), too cold (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 1029: Wednesday 21 December

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.

1029-green-163491_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: busy, way, head, towards, afternoon
  2. Random: the latest on the roads
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Slowing down for…

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 1028: Tuesday 20 December

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.

1028-globe-1290379_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: increasing, maximum, tomorrow, dry, spell
  2. Random: June last year
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Scattered Sharp Showers

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Story Writing Exercises 1027: Monday 19 December

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.

1027-floor-mat-123170_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: historical, charge, alleged, planned, join
  2. Random: a health and safety breach
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is fighting for a argument

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 1026: Friday 16 December

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.

1026-earthworm-151033_1280Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: play, away, call, give, coin
  2. Random: something homemade
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: more

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 1025: Thursday 15 December

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.

1025-doll-626790_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

Keywords: believe, can’t, tell, basically, yesterday

  1. Random: what he says grates
  2. Picture: what does this inspire?
  3. Mixed bag: radio DJ (character 1), difficult caller (ch.2), phone (object), radio station (location), argumentative (trait), wants to cut off the caller but has been told to let it run (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 1024: Wednesday 14 December

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.

1024-coffee-1076582Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: playing, radio, two, John, drive
  2. Random: what can she do about it?
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: A wide variety…

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Story Writing Exercises 1023: Tuesday 13 December

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.

1023-cloud-37010_1280-smallBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: strange, reception, intervene, believe, recollect
  2. Random: cutting the grass
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Neighbour

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Story Writing Exercises 1022: Monday 12 December

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.

1022-children-1294892_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hint, hunt, home, celebrate, action
  2. Random: an insincere apology
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is extremely grateful

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 1021: Friday 9 December

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.

1021-cats-30746_1280-smallBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: obstinate, angel, talking, Annie, guilty
  2. Random: feeling sick
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: wish

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 1020: Thursday 8 December

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.

1020-cash-1169650_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Nick, things, done, experience, translate
  2. Random: a terrible actress
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: writing group member (character 1), colleague (ch.2), piece of writing (object), village hall (location), nervous (trait), precious about their work (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 1019: Wednesday 7 December

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.

1019-budgie-1401706_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: people, produce, Facebook, interested, hints
  2. Random: scrolling to the bottom of the page
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Following the lead…

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 1018: Tuesday 6 December

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.

1018-animals-44570_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: back, Sunday, join, park, country
  2. Random: composing a song
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Judging the Entries

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Story Writing Exercises 1017: Monday 5 December

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.

1017-bratwurst-1194870_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: understand, roam, pinch, dump, bizarre
  2. Random: appearing on television
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character deserves happiness

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 1016: Friday 2 December

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.

1016-bird-548654_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: aware, lost, report, match, together
  2. Random: an unusual dachshund
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: bad

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 1015: Thursday 1 December

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.

1015-bike-306859_1280-smallBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: heartache, worry, tears, died, sympathy
  2. Random: the break of dawn
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Bill (character 1), Josie (ch.2), two dogs (object), park (location), argumentative (trait), one dog has been naughty (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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