Dog story – a writing prompt from Alex

(p.s. 3 places left on 4 week September creative writing group in Bath Library on Thursday mornings. Email to book)

Write a story which includes a dog. Give it a beginning, middle and end but keep the story to a time span of a few hours. Remember to include all the senses. And, give the story an imaginative title (for practice!)

4 writing workshops with Alex and guest authors in Bath Library – booking open now

PS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR PAYING BY BANK TRANSFER OR CHEQUE. OTHERWISE SCROLL DOWN FOR PAYPAL BUTTON. YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT AND CAN USE ANY CARD. £74. NO REFUNDS BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEND A FRIEND.

The focus is on getting you writing with prompts for creative writing exercises, but also on writing challenges such as getting stuck, dealing with your inner critic, knowing when to end etc. Beginners and experienced writers welcome.

Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th £74 for the four sessions (no refunds but you are welcome to send a friend in your place)

Whether you are writing short stories, a novel, a memoir or simply enjoy writing, these workshops aim to inspire and motivate. Beginners and experienced writers welcome. Come and meet other writers – we look forward to meeting you.


Writing challenge – leap into writing

Sometimes we need a challenge to get writing – Here is mine.

For the next seven days, come up with one idea a day for a short story or a novel.

Are you sitting comfortably? Find a notebook and pen. Put on some music, close your eyes and let an idea drift into your mind. Sit there until an idea comes, it doesn’t have to be brilliant, any idea will do. Write a sentence describing it and then put your notebook away.

At the end of the week choose one of the sentences and give it a title. Focus on it and write a first short story draft or a rough synopsis for a novel. Keep the other ideas for another day.

WRITING SESSIONS FOR JUNE ARE SOLD OUT BUT THERE WILL BE MORE IN SEPTEMBER (Dates and venue to be confirmed but probably from the Thursday 19th Sept. for four weeks.. SO STAY IN TOUCH…)

A prompt challenge…

Here is a list of Tough Topics… pick one and write an outline for a story, then write the first paragraph (at least) The next four sessions of creative writing workshops in Bath Library are in June. Thursday mornings 10.30am-12.30pm starting June 6th. 4 places left.