This week’s exercise follows on from last week’s. Take your ‘Lost love’ piece and rewrite is as a short story called ‘Lost’, in the third person (He, She, They). Attempt to arrange your material in the form of a series of scenes, using dialogue and precise sensory detail. Imply as much as you state, withhold […]
For this week, I want you to do an exercise I found in a book. It’s called Lost Loves. You have to write about someone you have lost, not necessarily because they died. It’s just that they were part of your life and now they aren’t. Write about a time when you were together. This […]
The prompt for this week is ‘Water’. Stories and poems equally acceptable.
This week I thought we could attempt some kind of self-portrait. By that I mean a physical description and what that suggests about your temperament; then some stuff about your good points and your bad points; then something about the way you behaved in a specific situation. If you want to weave these into a […]
The task this week is to write a piece of historical fiction. Any era is acceptable. The opening phrase should be ‘Come in’ or equivalent.
The task this week was to write a ghost story.
The idea this week was to write a monologue suitable to be performed by a middle-aged male actor.
The prompt for this week was ‘Self-isolation’. All manner of fiction or non-fiction pieces were welcome.
The prompt this week was ‘Aliens’, which people were entitled to interpret in any way that suited them.
This week we wrote a fictional piece based on a newspaper story. The story, taken from the Gloucestershire Echo, concerned a court case about a street crime in Gloucester.