Write down as many words as you can associated with rainbows, chimney pots and crows. Pick your seven favourites. Now write down an idea for a novel, or a short story which will include some of your seven favourite words and one of the colours of the rainbow.
Never written for children? Give it a go and write a children’s story for the winter solstice. Maybe the text for a picture book showing long nights and short days. Or an amazing adventure, like the Wizard Of Oz.
This week’s prompt by Jude
Have you ever seen HRH Elizabeth 2nd in the flesh, or as a figurine in a window? Write a memoir piece about your visit to Buck House or about the time you last avoided anything royal–TV appearances, processions, conversations. Include exact details.
If you’ve a longer piece written, memoir or fiction and want to focus on editing come to the fifth in our ‘Get published’ series at Hall and Woodhouse cafe in July with novelist and editor James Ellis. Book here
Alex and Jude with Guest Speaker, James Ellis
Thursday July 6th. 10.30-12.30pm
Hall and Woodhouse, Bath.
Have you ever wondered what an editor actually does? Do you know what is the difference is between a structural edit and a copy edit? What suggestions might an editor make? This workshop is for anyone who writes and wants to know more about the editing process. As Ernest Hemingway said, ‘the only kind of writing is rewriting.’
If you are self-editing, you’ll get tips on the best way to approach your work in order to get it into tip-top shape before sending to an agent, or for self-publishing. James Elli has worked at an Oxford-based literary agency as a submissions reader, offers a portfolio of editorial services and is an author himself. Alex and Jude will start the workshop with some simple editing exercises. James recently ran a popular session for us on publishing his novel The Wrong Story with the innovative crowd-funding publishing house, Unbound