And in that room, full of people and the smell of cigarette, I watched him draw the glass to his lips and take a sip. I knew how that would end.
Immediately, without thinking where it might lead, write approximately three lines that follow on from the phrase ‘Emma said that …’ Emma said that she didn’t know what it had meant at the time. When she heard a stranger asking about her, her immediate reaction was simply to run. She didn’t know who he was… Continue reading Creative Writing Exercise:
I remember the first time I saw the abbey. I thought it was such a beautiful, majestic building. I never thought I would come to live in a place like this. I loved every corner of it. From the crypt to the library to the ball room. They were all something out of a dream.… Continue reading Creative Writing Exercise: 3 Facts, 1 Lie (Second attempt)
Turn on the radio and take note of the first thing that is mentioned. Use it as the basis for either the start of a story or an entire story. “No man is an island, no man stands alone”. I believe that’s how the famous song by Dennis Brown goes. Total rubbish, if you want… Continue reading Creative Writing Exercise
Begin with ‘I remember’, write three lines to follow on from that phrase. I remember the way he looked at me. I’d never seen anyone look at someone else like that in real life. He looked at me like I was the shiniest, most beautiful thing he would ever see. I’d never felt such love… Continue reading Creative Writing Exercise
Looking out of my window, it all looked so beautiful. The gardens, the forever sunless sky, the trees and the darkness behind them, leading to the forest. All you had to do was head towards the little bridge that went over the river. And the wildlife? The rabbits were the easiest to spot. They were… Continue reading Creative Writing Exercise: 3 Facts, 1 Lie. (First attempt)
Once upon a time, two nations were at war. They were both right yet they were both wrong. Many, many years ago, one nation had lost the land that the second nation later came to demand. The first nation suffered, for many years they struggled. They were bullied by others who thought they meant trouble.… Continue reading Creative Writing Exercise: 3 Facts, 1 Lie