Category Archives: Writing Prompts

I Remember – Pop-up creative writing group

POP-UP CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ALEX AND GUEST AUTHOR Mary Griese THURSDAY 8TH JUNE. 10.30AM-12.30 PM VENUE: CENTRAL BATH COST: £28  Please email for  booking info, venue and payment by bank transfer.     Places limited. Please email so see if any available

I REMEMBER…. A two hour hands-on creative writing workshop with the focus on memoir and life stories. Lots of creative writing prompts.  This workshop is suitable for anyone who is writing a memoir, short stories  or simply needs a nudge to get their writing to flow

Beginners and experienced writers very welcome, the groups are fun and sociable with lots of prompts and exercises to inspire and motivate.Places are strictly limited. Sorry, no refunds but if unable to attend you are welcome to send a friend.   Alex and Mary look forward to seeing you


A short Writing Prompt from Alex

it’s the summer holidays and you may not get much writing done, so here is  A very short writing prompt.. write a paragraph  describing a character. Include at least one unusual detail about a habit that will inform the reader and give the character depth.

An example is Gaev in Chechov’s The Cherry Orchard. He keeps a tin of sweets in his pocket and when he wants to avoid a difficult conversation, he takes one out and sucks it. This detail is Chechov’s way of showing that Gaev is a nervous man, does not like confrontation  but also that he is a big baby, even though he is middle-aged.   

Have a go, and keep it in your notebook for when you want to write a longer piece.