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Coffee break exercise: Dining rooms

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A formal dining area is your setting for a new scene in this week's creative writing exercise

Set the timer for five minutes. Think of a dining room. This could be an elaborate room in a country house set for a banquet or a school dining hall. Jot down as much detail as you can. Use the senses.

For the next five minutes, imagine a character who is about to walk in there. Who are they? Why don’t they want to be there?

For the remaining time, write about what happens next.

 

 

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