Non-fiction Writing Exercises: w/c 8th February

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.

*** If you love these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently £1 / $1-2 using coupon codes! ***

18 rejection 930941Following on from this, here are some exercises, one per day (or you could mix them!) to write non-fiction (or fictional) pieces about…

  • Monday 8th February: a duck in orange boots
  • Tuesday 9th February: next weekend
  • Wednesday 10th February: one vote too many
  • Thursday 11th February: this picture
  • Friday 12th February: sending a ‘hot’ report
  • Saturday 13th February: a new radio station
  • Sunday 14th February: pick an item from this week’s news

Tips

  1. Don’t forget your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
  2. Colours: Include at least one colour in your story. It does add depth.
  3. Use strong verbs and avoid adverbs: have someone striding instead of walking confidently.
  4. Only use repetition to emphasise.
  5. When you’ve finished the first draft, read the piece aloud. It’s surprising how many ‘mistakes’ leap out at you when you read out loud… assuming you have any of course! You could then submit your piece to somewhere listed on Submissions – non-fiction.
  6. And there are loads more writing tips on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101.

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You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping Listvarious short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and if you like the blogs, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.

I now run online courses – details on Courses – and for anyone looking for an editor, do take a look at Editing and Critique.

If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four other online writing groups.

Non-fiction Writing Exercises: w/c 1st February

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.

*** If you love these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently £1 / $1-2 using coupon codes! ***

Following on from this, here are some exercises, one per day (or you could mix them!) to write non-fiction (or fictional) pieces about…

  • 17 pens-and-pencils 918252Monday 1st February: keeping different genetic types
  • Tuesday 2nd February: a week ago
  • Wednesday 3rd February: one problem too many
  • Thursday 4th February: this picture
  • Friday 5th February: here’s Evan
  • Saturday 6th February: a music festival at Stockholm
  • Sunday 7th February: pick an item from this week’s news

Tips

  1. Don’t forget your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
  2. Colours: Include at least one colour in your story. It does add depth.
  3. Use strong verbs and avoid adverbs: have someone striding instead of walking confidently.
  4. Only use repetition to emphasise.
  5. When you’ve finished the first draft, read the piece aloud. It’s surprising how many ‘mistakes’ leap out at you when you read out loud… assuming you have any of course! You could then submit your piece to somewhere listed on Submissions – non-fiction.
  6. And there are loads more writing tips on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101.

Picture above courtesy of morguefile.com

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morgen-bailey-cover-montage-2You can subscribe to my main blog on your Kindle / Kindle app via Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything (see the main blog’s right-hand vertical menu).

You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping Listvarious short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and if you like the blogs, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.

I now run online courses – details on Courses – and for anyone looking for an editor, do take a look at Editing and Critique.

If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four other online writing groups.

Non-fiction Writing Exercises: w/c 25th January

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.

*** If you love these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently £1 / $1-2 using coupon codes! ***

Following on from this, here are some exercises, one per day (or you could mix them!) to write non-fiction (or fictional) pieces about…

  • 16 red car 751617Monday 25th January: running out of time
  • Tuesday 26th January: getting comfortable
  • Wednesday 27th January: dad’s daughter
  • Thursday 28th January: this picture
  • Friday 29th January: staring at me
  • Saturday 30th January: an overdramatic hug
  • Sunday 31st January: pick an item from this week’s news

Tips

  • Don’t forget your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
  • Colours: Include at least one colour in your story. It does add depth.
  • Use strong verbs and avoid adverbs: have someone striding instead of walking confidently.
  • Only use repetition to emphasise.
  • When you’ve finished the first draft, read the piece aloud. It’s surprising how many ‘mistakes’ leap out at you when you read out loud… assuming you have any of course! You could then submit your piece to somewhere listed on Submissions – non-fiction.
  • And there are loads more writing tips on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101.

Picture above courtesy of morguefile.com

***

You can subscribe to my main blog on your Kindle / Kindle app via Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything (see the main blog’s right-hand vertical menu).

You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping Listvarious short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and if you like the blogs, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.

Morgen Bailey Cover montage 2I now run online courses – details on Courses – and for anyone looking for an editor, do take a look at Editing and Critique.

If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four other online writing groups.

Non-fiction Writing Exercises: w/c 18th January

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.

*** If you love these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently £1 / $1-2 using coupon codes! ***

Following on from this, here are some exercises, one per day (or you could mix them!) to write non-fiction (or fictional) pieces about…

  • 15 snails 164763 = 180116Monday 18th January: building a snowman
  • Tuesday 19th January: an unexpected gift
  • Wednesday 20th January: a grandmother
  • Thursday 21st January: this picture
  • Friday 22nd January: Allen’s Christmas special
  • Saturday 23rd January: behaving too well
  • Sunday 24th January: pick an item from this week’s news

Tips

  • Don’t forget your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
  • Colours: Include at least one colour in your story. It does add depth.
  • Use strong verbs and avoid adverbs: have someone striding instead of walking confidently.
  • Only use repetition to emphasise.
  • When you’ve finished the first draft, read the piece aloud. It’s surprising how many ‘mistakes’ leap out at you when you read out loud… assuming you have any of course! You could then submit your piece to somewhere listed on Submissions – non-fiction.
  • And there are loads more writing tips on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101.

Picture above courtesy of morguefile.com

***

You can subscribe to my main blog on your Kindle / Kindle app via Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything (see the main blog’s right-hand vertical menu).

You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping Listvarious short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and if you like the blogs, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.

Morgen Bailey Cover montage 2I now run online courses – details on Courses – and for anyone looking for an editor, do take a look at Editing and Critique.

If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four other online writing groups.

Non-fiction Writing Exercises: w/c 11th January

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.

*** If you love these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently £1 / $1-2 using coupon codes! ***

Following on from this, here are some exercises, one per day (or you could mix them!) to write non-fiction (or fictional) pieces about…

  • 14 radio 4621 = 110116Monday 11th January: bored
  • Tuesday 12th January: being taken on an unexpected journey
  • Wednesday 13th January: how is he flying?
  • Thursday 14th January: this picture
  • Friday 15th January: a bit of magic
  • Saturday 16th January: floating
  • Sunday 17th January: pick an item from this week’s news

Tips

  • Don’t forget your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
  • Colours: Include at least one colour in your story. It does add depth.
  • Use strong verbs and avoid adverbs: have someone striding instead of walking confidently.
  • Only use repetition to emphasise.
  • When you’ve finished the first draft, read the piece aloud. It’s surprising how many ‘mistakes’ leap out at you when you read out loud… assuming you have any of course! You could then submit your piece to somewhere listed on Submissions – non-fiction.
  • And there are loads more writing tips on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101.

Picture above courtesy of morguefile.com

***

You can subscribe to my main blog on your Kindle / Kindle app via Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything (see the main blog’s right-hand vertical menu).

You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping Listvarious short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and if you like the blogs, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.

Morgen Bailey Cover montage 2I now run online courses – details on Courses – and for anyone looking for an editor, do take a look at Editing and Critique.

If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four other online writing groups.

Non-fiction exercises: w/c 4th January 2016

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.

*** If you love these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently £1 / $1-2 using coupon codes! ***

Following on from this, here are some exercises, one per day (or you could mix them!) to write non-fiction (or fictional) pieces about…

  • 13 question 873584 = 040116Monday 4th January: inspecting a member of staff
  • Tuesday 5th January: a security check
  • Wednesday 6th January: looking forward to winter
  • Thursday 7th January: this picture
  • Friday 8th January: new colours
  • Saturday 9th January: a blueberry
  • Sunday 10th January: pick an item from this week’s news

Tips

  • Don’t forget your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
  • Colours: Include at least one colour in your story. It does add depth.
  • Use strong verbs and avoid adverbs: have someone striding instead of walking confidently.
  • Only use repetition to emphasise.
  • When you’ve finished the first draft, read the piece aloud. It’s surprising how many ‘mistakes’ leap out at you when you read out loud… assuming you have any of course! You could then submit your piece to somewhere listed on Submissions – non-fiction.
  • And there are loads more writing tips on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101.

Picture above courtesy of morguefile.com

***

You can subscribe to my main blog on your Kindle / Kindle app via Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything (see the main blog’s right-hand vertical menu).

You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping Listvarious short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and if you like the blogs, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.

Morgen Bailey Cover montage 2I now run online courses – details on Courses – and for anyone looking for an editor, do take a look at Editing and Critique.

If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four other online writing groups.

Non-fiction exercises: w/c 28th December 2015

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.

*** If you love these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… currently £1 / $1-2 using coupon codes! ***

Following on from this, here are some exercises, one per day (or you could mix them!) to write non-fiction (or fictional) pieces about…

  • 12 push 848441 = 281215Monday 28th December: denying being in love
  • Tuesday 29th December: who is she?
  • Wednesday 30th December: looking forward to spring
  • Thursday 31st December: this picture
  • Friday 1st January: disagreeing with him
  • Saturday 2nd January: a lost purse / wallet
  • Sunday 3rd January: pick an item from this week’s news

Tips

  • Don’t forget your five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
  • Colours: Include at least one colour in your story. It does add depth.
  • Use strong verbs and avoid adverbs: have someone striding instead of walking confidently.
  • Only use repetition to emphasise.
  • When you’ve finished the first draft, read the piece aloud. It’s surprising how many ‘mistakes’ leap out at you when you read out loud… assuming you have any of course! You could then submit your piece to somewhere listed on Submissions – non-fiction.
  • And there are loads more writing tips on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writing-101.

Picture above courtesy of morguefile.com

***

You can subscribe to my main blog on your Kindle / Kindle app via Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything (see the main blog’s right-hand vertical menu).

You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping Listvarious short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and if you like the blogs, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.

Morgen Bailey Cover montage 2I now run online courses – details on Courses – and for anyone looking for an editor, do take a look at Editing and Critique.

If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four other online writing groups.