Coffee break exercise: Rewriting history


Go back in time and change something that happened in this week's creative writing exercise


For five minutes, make notes about something that happened in the past that, if you could, you would go back and change. It might be a personal event, or a political one, or something that happened way back in time. Why and how would you change this event or happening?

For the next ten minutes, begin to write how this scenario that you would like to change might play out.


If this exercise has made you consider writing fiction with a basis in history, consider these tips on writing historical fiction from bestselling author Alison Weir.