Coffee break exercise: Letter

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Imagine the events behind the arrival of a lost letter in this week's creative writing exercise

 

Imagine the events behind the arrival of a lost letter in this week's creative writing exercise

A handwritten personal letter arrives for you that looks as if it has been lost in the post for a long time. What is the envelope like? What colour ink? What's the stamp like? What does it smell like? Who is it from? Set the timer for five minutes and jot down some ideas.

For the remaining time create a rough outline of two stories – one from the viewpoint of the person who received the letter and the other from the person who sent it.

 

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