We all enjoyed writing stories from a picture prompt last week, so let’s have a go working from a written prompt. I have three for you: 1. “I have to go!” he/she said, suddenly jumping up from the table. 2. Something unusual is found in a winter coat pocket. 3. You get on a bus and end […]
I’m going away for the weekend so there will be no group this week.
For next time, we’re going to try writing from a picture prompt. Find a picture and write a story prompted by it. It can be a little longer than usual because I don’t think there will be many of us. So up to about 1,500 words or so. Try and make it something with a beginning, […]
Thanks to those who came last Sunday. I enjoyed the session and found it really useful. I think I am beginning to get a handle on “showing and telling” at last. For this coming Sunday, I thought we could have a look at description. Here are a few links. On describing characters: https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/11-secrets-to-writing-effective-character-descriptionOn describing settings: https://jerryjenkins.com/setting-of-a-story/On description generally:https://www.novel-writing-help.com/descriptive-writing-2.html On not […]
There will be no group on October 6 because the Sober Parrot is having a training day. We will be meeting as usual on October 13, when we will do the “showing and telling” exercise we were supposed to be doing on September 29. I hope that makes sense.