Coffee break exercise: Overheard

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Use found speech to create a new fictional scenario in this week's creative writing exercise

 

Use found speech to create a new fictional scenario in this week's creative writing exercise

Sometimes you can't help eavesdropping. We all overhear fascinating snippets of other people's conversation, and inevitably wonder what the story is behind the words and phrases that have attracted our attention.

Sit in a café, on public transport or in a crowded place and listen to what people are saying. Scribble down the first phrase that you overhear.

For the next ten minutes, write an imaginary backstory for the fragment of conversation you overheard.

 

 

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