Monthly Archives: February 2017

Story Writing Exercises 1078: Tuesday 28 February

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.

1078-pheasant-617621_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: youngster, scandal, particular, reason, telegraph
  2. Random: a high position
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Never Illegal

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 1076: Friday 24 February

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.

1076-peanuts-618547_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: amazed, point, 2017, brighten, Elaine
  2. Random: mix today’s prompts
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: milk

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 1075: Thursday 23 February

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.

1075-peacock-188018_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: saying, anything, million, worth, phone
  2. Random: not worth the money
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Final sentence end: …for the family.

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 1074: Wednesday 22 February

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.

1074-pastel-shells-792912_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: different, rent, criticism, manage, Paul
  2. Random: mocking a colleague
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Opening the newspaper…

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 1073: Tuesday 21 February

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.

1073-milk-518067_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: poorly, sake, left, sting, stitch
  2. Random: an incriminating video
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Wide Berth

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Story Writing Exercises 1072: Monday 20 February

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.

1072-pair-dog-1086286_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: people, just, job, keep, hang
  2. Random: watching a whole series
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is waiting for someone in a bar

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Story Writing Exercises 1071: Friday 17 February

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.

1071-siel-667284_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: famous, voucher, mega, Sam, save
  2. Random: mix today’s prompts
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: player

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 1070: Thursday 16 February

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.

1070-nanjing-10297Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: free, electric, Sunday, cleaning, cook
  2. Random: 24/7
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Final sentence end: …as she’d never done before.

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 1069: Wednesday 15 February

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.

1069-metaphor-1209691-smallBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: need, focus, family, healthy, 0800
  2. Random: expert care
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The end result…

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 1068: Tuesday 14 February

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.

1068-lonely-428380aBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: say, possible, couldn’t, Sam, find
  2. Random: only lasting a week
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Having Suspicions

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Story Writing Exercises 1067: Monday 13 February

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.

1067-back-to-school-1576790Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: partnership, interest, insurance, cover, evidence
  2. Random: a famous man
  3. Picture: what does this inspire? (Yes, it’s a blank white square!)
  4. Monday Monologue: your character has received an early birthday

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 1066: Friday 10 February

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.

1066-heart-1213475_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: part, story, greater, tears, veteran
  2. Random: scratching at the carpet
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: sombre

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 1065: Thursday 9 February

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.

1065-green-422995_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: times, past, football, true, letters
  2. Random: a solider from the first world war
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: shopkeeper (character 1), customer (ch.2), key (object), shop (location), determined (trait), can’t fulfil a pre-order (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 1064: Wednesday 8 February

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.

1064-ghost-1661252_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Thespian, bean, comedy, west, casting
  2. Random: Papa John pizza
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Following the path…

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 1063: Tuesday 7 February

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.

1063-dream-1804598_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: simple, psychology, nick, gram, play
  2. Random: a weaker signal
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Hole in One

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 1062: Monday 6 February

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.

1062-cookies-1372607_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: stop, tried, closer, team, deposit
  2. Random: pressing harder
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: your character is struggling with technology

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 1061: Friday 3 February

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.

1061-bug-369229_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fracking, nude, stuff, write, right
  2. Random: 1950’s America
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: view

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 1060: Thursday 2 February

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.

1060-book-1760998_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: up, tackle, tactic, rip-off, petty
  2. Random: a Dorset village
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: Scandinavian teacher (character 1), student (ch.2), chalkboard (object), classroom (location), nervous (trait), someone’s refusing a request (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 1059: Wednesday 1 February

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.

1059-bed-46208_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: 6am, goodbye, us, pear, pair
  2. Random: each to their own
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: With the decision made…

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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