Who is about to sit here? A writing challenge from Alex

Who is about to sit on the stage? Try writing a physical description of each character which tells you something about them. Show, don’t tell.

Ps. One place left on November creative writing group.. come and join us and do more exercises like this one.

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Imagine… you are in the cinema. Music, lights.. let the story begin

Creative Writing Challenge – Imagine you are in the cinema waiting for the film to begin. The lights dim, music plays, the title comes up (what is it?) and what happens next? Write the opening scene of your story (in about 500 words) Who will you cast as your characters?

Next four sessions of creative writing group in Bath Library open for booking now. Thursday mornings, 10.30-12.30pm November 7th, 14th ,21st and 28th £74 Alex and guest authors. See the home page on website. Last sessions in 2019

Writing prompt from Alex – dialogue exercise

September workshops are full but hopefully there will be another 4 sessions before Christmas. Meanwhile, keep writing.

What’s he just said? What is she thinking? Where are they? Write the conversation. Write a short story and include dialogue.

Calling all Writers – A challenge.


To celebrate the launch of Margaret Attwoods The Testament on Monday 9th September 21.30 in Waterstones Bath – Submit a piece no longer than 1000 words to read out at Waterstones. Ten will be chosen. Themes are dystopia, feminism or the legacy of the Handmaid’s Tale. Email to submit by 3rd September events@waterstones.com