Story Writing Exercises 561: Wednesday 4th March

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.

561 wet tree 927280Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: true, here, colours, snooze, three
  2. Random: lying on the sofa
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: When asking for…

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Story Writing Exercises 560: Tuesday 3rd March

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.

560 venice 921330Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: help, something, baby, got, away
  2. Random: thank goodness
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Overdue

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Story Writing Exercises 559: Monday 2nd March

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.

559 typewriter 858161Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: funny, about, little, how, snack
  2. Random: an owl in the garden’s tree
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is annoyed with their partner

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Story Writing Exercises 558: Friday 27th February

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.

558 squirrel 937833Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: reach, hand, tell, thump, lump
  2. Random: too much junk food
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: finish

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Story Writing Exercises 557: Thursday 26th February

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.

557 rain on window 857936Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: three, two, one, faithful, fair
  2. Random: waiting a minute
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: tiger (character 1), zoo keeper (ch.2), bucket of food (object), zoo (location), always in a hurry (trait), too slow (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 556: Wednesday 25th February

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.

556 Pair of Tree Swallows 856708Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: wait, between, way, thanks, lady
  2. Random: a slow getaway
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: It was only when the…

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Story Writing Exercises 555: Friday 20th February

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.

555 painted fingers 908853Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: was, thousand, eighty, club, ten
  2. Random: it covered the bicycle
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: cheep

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