Coffee break exercise: Changing genres
Try your hand at several different genres in this week's creative writing exercise
Begin with the following prompt: ‘The door at the top of the winding staircase was open.'
Set the timer for five minutes and free-write.
For the next five minutes, look at what you have written. See how many different stories you can create from this prompt – for example a fairy-tale, a love story or horror story.
For the remaining time, pick a genre you’ve not tried before. Write a 250-word story.
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