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ANTHOLOGY UPDATE February 2021. All profit is going to one of our favourite charities, Young Carers. BLINK OF AN EYE is now ready and is being posted out to all those who pre-ordered. If you would like a copy please email and see below.

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 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.

Writing a memoir, or writing from life for fiction   

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p style=”text-align: left;”> Two memoir writing workshops with Alex — Thursday 1st February, 10.30-12.30 pm and Thursday 8th February 10.30-12.30 pm at Hall & Woodhouse, Bath . SOLD OUT  Waiting list  £52 FOR BOTH SESSIONS  . Contact Alex

These two workshops with Alex, are for anyone interested in writing a memoir, or wants to in use their own life as material in a novel or short stories with plenty of writing exercises to trigger memories.  We  will also look at examples of different types of memoir. Continue reading

Stepping Stones

Photograph by Steve Simons

This week’s prompt by Jude

 

Maybe you’re on holiday, but you can still take take some steps towards your next writing project. There are five visible stepping stones in this picture. So try writing five story ideas based on something you noticed or thought about yesterday.

More inspiration? 1 place left on our Autumn 4 week series starting 21st Sept. 5 places on Art as Inspiration in October. 10 places on Building a Writing CV in November