Write a short story about a couple going for a walk. One character reveals a secret.
Im afraid this workshop is cancelled but I may do another workshop on the same theme later in the year, or next year – Please email if you would like to be on a list of interested people.
Meanwhile, Mary Griese, a favourite workshop leader, has had her first novel published by Y Lolfa and my conversation with her on video is below, so please scroll down, and get the book! It’s dark (Welsh Noir) beautifully written and a good read.
These workshops with Alex and her guest authors, are for anyone interested in writing a memoir, or wants to in use their own life as material in a novel or short stories. If you are writing fiction, the exercises will give you plenty of material for those telling details that bring a work alive.
We will do writing exercises to trigger memories, and look at examples of different types of memoir.
Just as in a novel we enjoy a beginning, middle and end, a memoir needs a structure. We will look at the different structures you can adopt to help shape your narrative and help you plan your project. Lots of hands-on creative writing exercises to get you going, or keep you going. Beginners and experienced writers very welcome.
Write a short story with the theme of ‘Touch’ . Touch is one of the 5 senses that often gets left out. Try to avoid cliches.
Give yourself not more than 15 minutes to write a short story about a walker on this road.
Where are they going? What for? Who are they and what do they want? Set the timer…and get going