Coffee break exercise: Changing genres

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05 October 2018
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Try your hand at several different genres in this week's creative writing exercise

 

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.

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For the remaining time, pick a genre you’ve not tried before. Write a 250-word story.

 

 

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