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Plain Jane 190914: A megaphone, soapbox, and cheap-suited lackeys needed

Plain Jane 190914Thank you to all those who have suggested that, further to my last column, I stand in the next election myself.

My initial thought – that I would rather gnaw on my own leg – has been tempered by the realisation that “The STB” (Stop the Bo*****s Party) has a certain ring to it and being a candidate would guarantee me entry to the count. (I am most afraid that us humble local hacks – usually to be…

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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 19 September 2014

Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 19 September 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 448: Friday 19th September

Story Writing Exercises 448: Friday 19th September

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.

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  1. Keywords: cause, meal, more, cool, another
  2. Random: staying up all night
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?

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Poetry Writing Exercises 444: Friday 19th September

Poetry Writing Exercises 444: Friday 19th September

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

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  1. Keywords: mother, octogenarian, sitting, house, favour
  2. Random: a weekend away
  3. Picture: what does…

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Story Writing Exercises 448: Friday 19th September

Story Writing Exercises 448: Friday 19th September

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.

451 psychic sign 923827Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cause, meal, more, cool, another
  2. Random: staying up all night
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?

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

Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 18 September 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 447: Thursday 18th September

Story Writing Exercises 447: Thursday 18th September

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.

450 woman 799424Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: come, there, walls, shaking, mind
  2. Random: a noisy railway line
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?

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Poetry Writing Exercises 443: Thursday 18th September

Poetry Writing Exercises 443: Thursday 18th September

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

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  1. Keywords: long, stuck, thinking, driving, free
  2. Random: Afraid of what she’ll think
  3. Picture: what…

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Story Writing Exercises 447: Thursday 18th September

Story Writing Exercises 447: Thursday 18th September

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.

450 woman 799424Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: come, there, walls, shaking, mind
  2. Random: a noisy railway line
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?

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

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