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Rachel Ward

Rachel is one of our favourite workshop leaders and led a brilliant workshop on plotting. Her book ‘Expiry Date’ is published by Sandstone Press and is one another in her cosy crime series of Ant and Bea mysteries. Watch my interview with Rachel below.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to submit your short story by December 2nd for possible inclusion in a simple lockdown anthology.

CALLING ALL WRITERS!

As a project for this second lockdown, we are inviting you to submit a short story in any genre of up to 600 words. This is not a competition but we will select around 20 and publish them in a writing anthology booklet.

Below is a list of a dozen words. Write your story incorporating at least 5 of the words in any way you like. Please give your story a catchy title and submit it by email as an attachment (sorry, no hard copies) by December 2nd. The plan is to publish 100 copies and price them at £5 which includes post and packing as well as a donation to one of our favourite charities, Young Carers. (Google to find out more about them)

Please note this project is suitable for beginners and experienced writers and our mission is to keep your creativity flowing during lockdown.

A couple of tips: Avoid cliches, check spelling and word count and try for a story arc.

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… We look forward to reading them and will keep you informed. ENJOY! Alex writingeventsbath@gmail.com

Also, see the new video i made, in between lockdowns, of Rachel Ward and her new book – Expiry Date. Please scroll down.

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.

Please email and scroll down for more info.