Write a story about someone waking up.
Have they been dreaming? Where are they and what are they thinking about? Think about point of view and avoid clichés.
One more challenge, incorporate the words smoke, yellow and seagull into your story.
(This week’s prompt by Alex)
In our creative writing sessions at Bath Central Library, we frequently ask writers to create a title for their short pieces. It’s good practice. The short story writer and novelist, Tessa Hadley said “a good title crisps the story up, seals it, like a top on a bottle”
Often short stories entered in competitions are let down by the title. A magazine editor recently posted an article that said one of the top ten most used story titles on submitted stories, was ‘Dust’. Continue reading
Messenger of the Gods, painting by Sarah V Penrose
Now Sold Out
A two-hour workshop in Bath Central Library, Wednesday 4th November from 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm with Alex and Jude
We will introduce creative writing exercises and prompts to help you create your own myths and modern-day fairy tales inspired by ancient archetypal stories. Continue reading
Free up your writing with Alex and Jude
Tuesday 22nd September, 2015, 10.30 am-12.30pm Hall & Woodhouse 1 Old King Street, Bath (just off Queen Square). £15, payable in advance. Now sold out but more events coming soon. Subscribe for our latest news and writing prompts to keep you going.