Story Writing Exercises 686: Friday 28th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

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.

686 twins 912423Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fine, unenthusiastic, bookshop, buy, cover
  2. Random: picking up something hot
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: second

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 685: Thursday 27th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

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.

685 tunnel 896331Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: become, there, friend, unwell, worth
  2. Random: spotting someone at a party
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: agency worker (character 1), factory boss (ch.2), chicken (object), office (location), overly happy (trait), something’s not right (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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished).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 684: Wednesday 26th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

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.

684 thank you 909739Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: yours, theirs, everyone’s, area, working
  2. Random: protecting those you love
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Reaching the bottleneck…

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 683: Tuesday 25th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you love these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

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.

683 titanic 889867Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: robbery, yourself, smithy, workshop, mop
  2. Random: a foster carer
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Fleece Jacket and Woolly Hat

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 682: Monday 24th August

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you love these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers!

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.

682 tense past colosseo 940964Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: impractical, shown, forward, time, English
  2. Random: the following three things
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character is reading a terrible historical 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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Short Story Writing Exercises 681: Friday 21st August

*** If you love these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers! ***

Here are your four story exercises for today. 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.

681 tense present 911263Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: couldn’t, wouldn’t, shouldn’t, polish, hard
  2. Random: admires the completion of a project
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: ship

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 680: Thursday 20th August

*** If you love these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently with half-price vouchers! ***

Here are your four story exercises for today. 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.

680 tense future robots 645902Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: new, task, joint, nuts, nice
  2. Random: a bad joke
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: a bitter man (character 1), a compassionate woman (ch.2), noticeboard (object), park bench (location), sad (trait), feeling lonely (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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