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The first of daily poetry exercises…

Morgen's Online Poetry Writing Group

timer 54392Here are your four exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

You can do them in any order.

  1.  One-word prompt: royal
  2.  Keywords: land, voice, tax, cartoon, font
  3.  Sentence start: Below the bridge at midnight…
  4.  Random: Look out any window in your house. Stand still and describe the bottom left-hand corner of your view.

Have fun, and do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on!

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The fourth set of daily story writing exercises…

Morgen's Online Short Story Writing Group

timer 54392Here are your four exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

You can do them in any order.

  1. Random: Pick one object from your top desk drawer (or bedside drawer) and describe it in no less than 500 words.
  2. Sentence start (second-person future tense): You know Ted will get there first…
  3. One-word prompt: tease
  4. Monologue: a show jumper waiting his / her turn in the ring

Have fun, and do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on!

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Morgen's Online Short Story Writing Group

Welcome to Morgen’s Online Short Story Writing Group and the first story on this blog. This piece is a 660-word western by Nathan Weaver.

Please do comment in the section below telling us what you liked about this story and, what if anything, the author could do to improve upon it. Thank you – it’s very much appreciated! (My comments are underneath Nathan’s bio :))

Mine Own Land

“Let me tell you what I know about the pale men who came from the waters. Their skin is like the sun has never seen it; they came out from the waters on large homes they had built with the trees. Upon their faces, like the beasts, hair does grow and some have more hair on their faces than others. They can talk to each other like the birds of the air, but they do not understand us and we cannot…

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Four exercises posted every evening (UK time) – feel free to join in!

Morgen's Online Short Story Writing Group

timer 54392Here are your four exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

You can do them in any order.

  1. One-word prompt: saga
  2. Keywords: harrowing, shirt, violet, mum, year.
  3. Mixed bag: a baby, a flower seller, Tokyo (location), hiccups (dilemma), impatience (trait).
  4. Sentence-start (second-person): So you thought this was…

Have fun, and do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on!

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