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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 24 April 2014

Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 24 April 2014

Every weekday I post a set of poetry prompts on poetrywritinggroup.wordpress.com and a set of story prompts on the scriptnovel and short story blogs (and poems, script / novel extracts, stories at the weekends, when I get them). As you’ll see by the headings, you’ve missed a few but they’re listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there…

Poetry Writing Exercises…

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Story Writing Exercises 343: Thursday 24th April

Story Writing Exercises 343: Thursday 24th April

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.

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  1. Keywords: better, moving, left, surprise, DJ
  2. Random: left behind
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: parishioner (character 1), priest (ch.2), shoe (object), church hall (location), too quiet (trait), singing badly…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 339: Thursday 24th April

Poetry Writing Exercises 339: Thursday 24th April

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: heating, timer, fluid, transparent, whim
  2. Random: clicking off
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Superstar Mother

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so…

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Story Writing Exercises 343: Thursday 24th April

Story Writing Exercises 343: Thursday 24th April

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.

343 footprint 898382You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: better, moving, left, surprise, DJ
  2. Random: left behind
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: parishioner (character 1), priest (ch.2), shoe (object), church hall (location), too quiet (trait), singing badly…

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Guest post: Think BIG! by Carol Wyer

Guest post: Think BIG! by Carol Wyer

Today’s guest blog post, continuing her articles on the theme of marketing, is brought to you by humour novelist Carol Wyer. (previously posted on http://www.indiesunlimited.com)

Think BIG!

CarolYou need to get your name out there. So let’s look at how the big PR companies market stuff, and see how we can do it on a shoestring budget:

You might have seen those Double Decker buses with huge posters of…

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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 23 April 2014

Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 23 April 2014

Every weekday I post a set of poetry prompts on poetrywritinggroup.wordpress.com and a set of story prompts on the scriptnovel and short story blogs (and poems, script / novel extracts, stories at the weekends, when I get them). As you’ll see by the headings, you’ve missed a few but they’re listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there…

Poetry Writing Exercises…

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Story Writing Exercises 342: Wednesday 23rd April

Story Writing Exercises 342: Wednesday 23rd April

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.

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  1. Keywords: dancing, friends, never, tonight, sweater
  2. Random: trying not to make a noise
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Whistling during…

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 338: Wednesday 23rd April

Poetry Writing Exercises 338: Wednesday 23rd April

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

338 snow 893326You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sunshine, effect, prompt, Jessica, account
  2. Random: solemn speech
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: As if it were…

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so…

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Story Writing Exercises 342: Wednesday 23rd April

Story Writing Exercises 342: Wednesday 23rd April

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.

342 misty bridge 901976You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: dancing, friends, never, tonight, sweater
  2. Random: trying not to make a noise
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Whistling during…

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment…

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Book review 032: Morgen Bailey reviews ‘Word Up!’ by Marcia Reifer-Johnston

Book review 032: Morgen Bailey reviews ‘Word Up!’ by Marcia Reifer-Johnston

Today’s book review is brought to you by yours truly, Morgen Bailey.

Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs (and everything you build from them.

Word Up coverSynopsis: Even the best writers want to know how to write more powerfully.

You may write blog posts, e-books, e-mails, executive summaries, e-zine articles, hospital-hallway signs, presentations, proposals, lab reports, letters to the…

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