Coffee break exercise: Eggs

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Chocolate treat, breakfast favourite or emblem of new life? Take your pick for this week's creative writing exercise

 

Chocolate treat, breakfast favourite or emblem of new life? Take your pick for this week's creative writing exercise

Spend five minutes thinking about eggs and jot down any words or phrases that occur to you. Perhaps they're about birds, nests, and chicks hatching. Perhaps they're about food, meals or recipes, or perhaps they're linked to the religious symbolism of Easter or the orgy of chocolate consumption. Write without thinking.

For the next ten minutes, imagine a conversation between two people that relates to one of the things you've noted. Write it down in the form of a piece of dialogue, the opening of a story or a poem in two voices.

 

If you enjoyed this writing exercise and fancy another creative challenge, why not enter our Timely Topic competition, which is on the theme of 'Throne'? There's £100 and online publicaiton to be won, so get writing!