Finish the story: ‘If it all goes wrong, I’m not paying for it’ Who, what, where? Write a short story using this snippet of dialogue.
Write a short story featuring a pair of shoes, but write it in the first person, present tense.. for example, ‘I am walking down the street when I ..’
BLINK OF AN EYE – 26 great stories. We have a few spare copies to buy. £5.50 a copy plus postage which is £1.53 for one or two. Payment is by bank transfer. If you would like a copy please email me with your address and i will see if we have any left. All profit is going to Young Carers charity, children who look after their parents or siblings who need a bit of care themselves.
As a project for this second lockdown, we invited you to submit a short story in any genre of up to 600 words. This was not a competition but we selected 26 of the best and published them in a booklet.
Below is the list of a dozen words. The story had to incorporate at least 5 of the words in any way you like. If you want to try this, give your story a catchy title
Here is the list of words – Remember to use a minimum of 5.
Bluebottle Clock Fur Lavender Train Ella Fitzgerald Nylon shirt High heels
Seaweed Turpentine Burnt Toast Bonfire
Ready, steady, GO… ENJOY! Alex firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, see the new video i made, in between lockdowns, of Rachel Ward and her new book – Expiry Date. Please scroll down.
THIS SERIES IS NOW FULL UP – … please sign up for emails if you would like to hear about the next lot.. thanks
Dates: Thursday 23rd Jan, 30th Jan, 6th Feb and 13th Feb.
GET WRITING IN THE NEW YEAR with Alex and guest authors – Thursday mornings 10.30-12.30pm
PLEASE EMAIL TO BOOK AND YOU CAN EITHER DO A BANK TRANSFER OR SEND A CHEQUE, THANKS
Venue: Bath Library £76 for 4 sessions. Sorry, no refunds but you are welcome to send a friend.
These sessions are to motivate, inspire and to enjoy. There will be lots of creative writing exercises as well as focussing on various aspects of writing. Complete beginners are very welcome but also experienced writers who like the company of other writers and who may need a nudge to keep them going.
Guest writers Mary Griese, Christine Macfarlane, Andrea Harman and Tracy Darnton will share their expertise on creating character, language, writing from your own life and writing for young people,(not in that order!)