Monthly Archives: January 2017

Story Writing Exercises 1058: Tuesday 31 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1058-back-to-school-1576789Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: book, unguarded, life, my, Charlie
  2. Random: to trust implicitly
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Stupid Crime

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Story Writing Exercises 1057: Monday 30 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1057-american-flag-795303_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: headline, cricket, playing, helmet, strong
  2. Random: being human
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is struggling to understand instructions

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Story Writing Exercises 1056: Friday 27 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1056-alien-226244_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: different, change, month, stripes, burn
  2. Random: having a break every now and then
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: Papillion

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Story Writing Exercises 1055: Thursday 26 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1055-back-to-school-1576790Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Australian, guys, Sheila, back, looking
  2. Random: ups and down
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: tourist (character 1), thief (ch.2), wallet (object), city street (location), cautious (trait), something’s missing (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 1054: Wednesday 25 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1054-woman-1031000_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: travel, family, adjust, coming, need
  2. Random: knowing what they want at three
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The little dog…

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Story Writing Exercises 1053: Tuesday 24 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1053-truck-24360_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: burn, back, playing, social, international
  2. Random: returning home
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Symptoms

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Story Writing Exercises 1052: Monday 23 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1052-statue-of-liberty-500700_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: read, tour, struggle, stress, little
  2. Random: arguing with their mother
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is facing a difficult decision

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Story Writing Exercises 1051: Friday 20 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1051-seagull-115618_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: against, shouldn’t, born, health, have
  2. Random: kind messages of condolences
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: anxious

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 1050: Thursday 19 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1050-plate-1365542_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: British, American, Venezuela, silly, huge
  2. Random: a couple of months ago
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: football manager (character 1), player (ch.2), ball (object), football pitch (location), stubborn (trait), can’t resolve an argument (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 1049: Wednesday 18 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1049-music-363276_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: spotlight, comfortable, dad, work, Duncan
  2. Random: taking a break
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Being in the…

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Story Writing Exercises 1048: Tuesday 17 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1048-luggage-1482697_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: returned, van, leap, learn, outside
  2. Random: thirty miles away
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: No Idea

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Story Writing Exercises 1047: Monday 16 January

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… five are currently half price and the other two are FREE (when using coupon codes)!

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.

1047-house-1875850_640-aBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: grabs, Warsaw, research, part, based
  2. Random: took too long to finish
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is on a cruise

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Story Writing Exercises 1046: Friday 13 January

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.

1046-love-600488_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: romance, lot, from, came, 1000
  2. Random: two halves
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: clue

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Story Writing Exercises 1045: Thursday 12 January

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.

1045-kermit-1651325_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: involve, appear, 1900, breakfast, returning
  2. Random: trying to cover for legal purposes
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: a sports hero (character 1), schoolchild (ch.2), medal (object), school hall (location), over confident (trait), something’s gone missing (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 1044: Wednesday 11 January

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.

1044-ice-549259_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: smile, chair, organisation, kids, otherwise
  2. Random: first gallery exhibition
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: For a very good reason…

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 1043: Tuesday 10 January

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.

1043-violet-1197047-smallBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: finding, competitive, Fiat, chat, celebration
  2. Random: a turning point
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Comfort Zone

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 1042: Monday 9 January

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.

1042-vegetables-29063_1280-crop-smallBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: lemon, way, sugar, thinking, talking
  2. Random: getting a second chance
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is out of his / her area

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Story Writing Exercises 1041: Friday 6 January

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.

1041-toy-train-154101_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: end, sell, anybody, going, years
  2. Random: a one-page plan
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: flesh

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 1040: Thursday 5 January

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.

1040-tiger-156944_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fancy, building, far, rang, bosses
  2. Random: declining an offer
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: dressmaker (character 1), shopkeeper (ch.2), pattern (object), shop (location), inexperienced (trait), the dressmaker lacks confidence (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 1039: Wednesday 4 January

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.

1039-teddy-bear-1244726_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: independent, costs, care, respect, problem
  2. Random: hard-earned money
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The same as…

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 1038: Tuesday 3 January

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.

1038-smiley-1274739_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: wrong, necessary, Jerry, musing, afternoon
  2. Random: end of the dream
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: An Imprint

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Story Writing Exercises 1037: Monday 2 January 2017

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.

1037-skull-1426813_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: oops, tired, frown, wasteful, bored
  2. Random: a lovely smell
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is hungry

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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