Monthly Archives: November 2016

One Bird

This week’s prompt by Jude.

photo-one-birdSyrian poet Faraj Bayrakdar, formerly editor of a Syrian literary magazine, was imprisoned with no charge in Syria and spent 14 years in prison. He was released after international pressure in 2000 and now lives in Sweden. Jude heard him read his poetry (translated) in Slovenia in the summer. It was marvellous. And very moving. This week’s writing challenge is for you to write some fiction using the words  from one of his poems copied on to the wall plaque pictured here.”One bird is enough in order for the sky not to fall down”

Other news: if you are interested in being published, we have two workshops in February and March next year now open for booking on alternative ways to get a book into print. More details here

Handle with Care – Tip 37

Writing prompt from Alex  – Tip  37 from 63 Writing Tips  by Alex. ‘HANDLE WITH CARE’.     Adjectives are useful words for describing but use sparingly. What does a beautiful meal or a nice meal tell you? Not a lot. It’s the old show don’t tell rule.

img_2972 photo by Gus Zogolovitch

Using this photograph as inspiration, write a scene to evoke the atmosphere of Autumn, be sparing with the adjectives.

If you want to come to one of our fun and friendly creative writing groups our next  series of five sessions in Bath Central Library is open for booking. 10 places remaining. More details here