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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 18 April 2014

Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 18 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 339: Friday 18th April

Story Writing Exercises 339: Friday 18th 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: time, mine, bell, celebrate, fun
2. Random: a marriage that’s run its course
3. Picture: what does this inspire?
4. One-word prompt: trying

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

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Poetry Writing Exercises 335: Friday 18th April

Poetry Writing Exercises 335: Friday 18th 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: once, when, how, pierce, after
  2. Random: a stolen diamond
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: shine

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

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Story Writing Exercises 339: Friday 18th April

Story Writing Exercises 339: Friday 18th 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.

339 light 741617You can do them in any order.

1. Keywords: time, mine, bell, celebrate, fun
2. Random: a marriage that’s run its course
3. Picture: what does this inspire?
4. One-word prompt: trying

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

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Flash Fiction Friday 133: Both Sides by Morgen Bailey

Flash Fiction Friday 133: Both Sides by Morgen Bailey

Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and thirty-third piece in this series. This week’s is a 302-worded two-part viewpoint piece by yours truly, Morgen Bailey. This story will be podcasted in episode 40 (with two other stories and some 6-worders) on Sunday 25th May.

Both Sides (© Morgen Bailey)

“Why are there two lorries in our street?”

“What?”

“Two recycling lorries. They’re like…

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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 17 April 2014

Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 17 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 338: Thursday 17th April

Story Writing Exercises 338: Thursday 17th 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.

338 woman 903017You can do them in any order.

1. Keywords: white, black, blue, red, crime, orange
2. Random: splashes of loyalty
3. Picture: what does this inspire?
4. Mixed bag: singer (character 1), single man (ch.2), song (object), library (location), too quiet (trait),…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 334: Thursday 17th April

Poetry Writing Exercises 334: Thursday 17th 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: polish, name, mention, success, prime
  2. Random: learning the guitar
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Under the Deck

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

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Story Writing Exercises 338: Thursday 17th April

Story Writing Exercises 338: Thursday 17th 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.

338 woman 903017You can do them in any order.

1. Keywords: white, black, blue, red, crime, orange
2. Random: splashes of loyalty
3. Picture: what does this inspire?
4. Mixed bag: singer (character 1), single man (ch.2), song (object), library (location), too quiet (trait),…

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Guest post: Best Productivity Tools to Make Writers More Effective by Sandra Miller

Guest post: Best Productivity Tools to Make Writers More Effective by Sandra Miller

Tonight’s guest blog post is brought to you by writer / editor and guest blogger Sandra Miller.

Best Productivity Tools to Make Writers More Effective

sandraWhen you read some of the most popular blogs, the content flows effortlessly and makes you think that blogging wouldn’t take you more than an hour a day. However, things get a bit complicated when you make your own attempt at writing. The online…

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