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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 25 May 2016

*** If you enjoy these prompts, or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript,
do take a look at 
my six online courses… currently half price (coupon codes on the online courses page)
or my 
Writer’s Block Workbooks… my best-selling eBooks – now available in paperbacks!

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. As you’ll see by the heading numbers, you may have missed a few but the links are listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there. So here are your poetry and short story exercises…

Poetry Writing Exercises 875: Wednesday 25th May

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and / or my Writer’s Block Workbooks… my best-selling eBooks – now available in paperbacks!! ***.

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.

875 prairie dog 765404Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: again, weep, share, complicated, thought
  2. Random: describing too much
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: “I’m saying to people…”

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

See below for explanations of the prompts, they do vary…

  • Sentence starts = what it says on the tin. You can use it at the beginning of the poem or include it later, and being poetry it doesn’t have to be exact – just be inspired by it.
  • Keywords = the words have to appear in the poem but can be in any order and can be lengthened (e.g. clap to clapping).
  • Single-word prompt = sometimes all it takes is one word to spawn an idea. Sometimes it easy, sometimes hard but invariably fun.
  • Mixed bag = an object, a location, a colour.
  • Picture prompts = nothing other than a picture. What does it conjure up?
  • Title = The title for your piece.
  • Haiku poem= 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables
  • Random = whatever takes my fancy!

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Story Writing Exercises 879: Wednesday 25th May

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently half price (when using coupon codes)!

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Posted by on May 25, 2016 in ideas, poetry, short stories, writing

 

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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 24 May 2016

*** If you enjoy these prompts, or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript,
do take a look at 
my six online courses… currently half price (coupon codes on the online courses page)
or my 
Writer’s Block Workbooks… my best-selling eBooks – now available in paperbacks!

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. As you’ll see by the heading numbers, you may have missed a few but the links are listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there. So here are your poetry and short story exercises…

Poetry Writing Exercises 874: Tuesday 24th May

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and / or my Writer’s Block Workbooks… my best-selling eBooks – now available in paperbacks!! ***.

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.

874 prepared 854518Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: load, splitting, Tina, over, bone
  2. Random: at the back of his bed
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Feeling Icky

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

See below for explanations of the prompts, they do vary…

  • Sentence starts = what it says on the tin. You can use it at the beginning of the poem or include it later, and being poetry it doesn’t have to be exact – just be inspired by it.
  • Keywords = the words have to appear in the poem but can be in any order and can be lengthened (e.g. clap to clapping).
  • Single-word prompt = sometimes all it takes is one word to spawn an idea. Sometimes it easy, sometimes hard but invariably fun.
  • Mixed bag = an object, a location, a colour.
  • Picture prompts = nothing other than a picture. What does it conjure up?
  • Title = The title for your piece.
  • Haiku poem= 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables
  • Random = whatever takes my fancy!

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Story Writing Exercises 878: Tuesday 24th May

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently half price (when using coupon codes)!

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Posted by on May 24, 2016 in ideas, poetry, short stories, writing

 

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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 23 May 2016

*** If you enjoy these prompts, or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript,
do take a look at
my six online courses… currently half price (coupon codes on the online courses page)
or my
Writer’s Block Workbooks… my best-selling eBooks – now available in paperbacks!

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. As you’ll see by the heading numbers, you may have missed a few but the links are listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there. So here are your poetry and short story exercises…

Poetry Writing Exercises 873: Monday 23rd May

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and / or my Writer’s Block Workbooks… my best-selling eBooks – now available in paperbacks!! ***.

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.

873 postman 656288Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: dinner, Kings, whole, books, read
  2. Random: a game she used to play
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: first-person poem about getting a new animal

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

See below for explanations of the prompts, they do vary…

  • Sentence starts = what it says on the tin. You can use it at the beginning of the poem or include it later, and being poetry it doesn’t have to be exact – just be inspired by it.
  • Keywords = the words have to appear in the poem but can be in any order and can be lengthened (e.g. clap to clapping).
  • Single-word prompt = sometimes all it takes is one word to spawn an idea. Sometimes it easy, sometimes hard but invariably fun.
  • Mixed bag = an object, a location, a colour.
  • Picture prompts = nothing other than a picture. What does it conjure up?
  • Title = The title for your piece.
  • Haiku poem= 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables
  • Random = whatever takes my fancy!

*

Story Writing Exercises 877: Monday 23rd May

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently half price (when using coupon codes)!

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Posted by on May 23, 2016 in ideas, poetry, short stories, writing

 

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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 20 May 2016

*** If you enjoy these prompts, or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript, do take a look at my six online courses… currently half price (coupon codes on the online courses page)

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. As you’ll see by the heading numbers, you may have missed a few but the links are listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there. So here are your poetry and short story exercises…

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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in ideas, poetry, short stories, writing

 

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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 19 May 2016

*** If you enjoy these prompts, or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript, do take a look at my six online courses… currently half price (coupon codes on the online courses page)

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. As you’ll see by the heading numbers, you may have missed a few but the links are listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there. So here are your poetry and short story exercises…

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Posted by on May 19, 2016 in ideas, poetry, short stories, writing

 

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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 18 May 2016

*** If you enjoy these prompts, or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript, do take a look at my six online courses… currently half price (coupon codes on the online courses page)

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. As you’ll see by the heading numbers, you may have missed a few but the links are listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there. So here are your poetry and short story exercises…

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Posted by on May 18, 2016 in ideas, poetry, short stories, writing

 

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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 17 May 2016

*** If you enjoy these prompts, or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript, do take a look at my six online courses… currently half price (coupon codes on the online courses page)

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. As you’ll see by the heading numbers, you may have missed a few but the links are listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there. So here are your poetry and short story exercises…

Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2016 in ideas, poetry, short stories, writing

 

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