Coffee-break exercise: Sweet selection


28 July 2023
What story ideas do these confectionary jars spark? Find out in this week’s creative writing exercise.

What assocations do the jars of sweets sugggest to you? Do you have childhood memories of chosing your favourites? Which were they? When and where did you eat them? What was the experience of eating them?

How might these memories and associations feed into a new piece of creative writing?

Write a piece of fiction or narrative non-fiction, or a poem, that starts with someone choosing sweets from jars.

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Write for 15 minutes or until you have filled a page.


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