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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 29 July 2014

Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 29 July 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 411: Tuesday 29th July

Story Writing Exercises 411: Tuesday 29th July

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.

411 cat 757730You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: rough, look, returned, sit, things
  2. Random: odd circumstances
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Type of Photo

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

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Poetry Writing Exercises 407: Tuesday 29th July

Poetry Writing Exercises 407: Tuesday 29th July

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.

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  1. Keywords: text, urgent, pressed, first, back
  2. Random: about five minutes
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Why Wouldn’t I Be?

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

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Story Writing Exercises 411: Tuesday 29th July

Story Writing Exercises 411: Tuesday 29th July

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.

411 cat 757730You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: rough, look, returned, sit, things
  2. Random: odd circumstances
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Type of Photo

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

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Guest post: Writing about your family and friends can be dangerous to your health by Michael Carestio

Guest post: Writing about your family and friends can be dangerous to your health by Michael Carestio

Michael Carestio AuthorToday’s guest blog post is brought to you by children’s fiction mystery (for ages 8 to 12) author Michael Carestio.

Writing about your family and friends can be dangerous to your health.

It’s been written that writers should write about what they know. Yet, when we do, there can be serious consequences:

“Is that what you really think of me?”, “I don’t speak like that.”, “That is not the way it…

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NLG Flash Fiction Competition 2014 Results

NLG Flash Fiction Competition 2014 Results

I’m delighted to announce the results of this year’s Northampton Literature Competition Flash Fiction competition. Each entry had to be 500 words or less and this year they all were (we had a 610-worder last year which was disqualified). So without further ado…

The seven Highly Commended (in surname alphabetical order) are…

The Secret – Fay Dickinson

Identity Crisis – Tracy Fells

Underneath Her…

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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 28 July 2014

Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 28 July 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 410: Monday 28th July

Story Writing Exercises 410: Monday 28th July

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.

410 lucky 877151You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: small, royal, great, instead, vehicle
  2. Random: a long list of something that isn’t
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is slowly unravelling a mystery

Have fun, and if you would like to,…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 406: Monday 28th July

Poetry Writing Exercises 406: Monday 28th July

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.

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  1. Keywords: day, public, felt, behind, pieces
  2. Random: showing off
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – too complicated

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

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Story Writing Exercises 410: Monday 28th July

Story Writing Exercises 410: Monday 28th July

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.

410 lucky 877151You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: small, royal, great, instead, vehicle
  2. Random: a long list of something that isn’t
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is slowly unravelling a mystery

Have fun, and if you would like to,…

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