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Coffee break exercise: Tunnels

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Tunnel your way to a new story or poem in this week's creative writing exercise

Set the timer for five minutes. Free-write about tunnels – the London Underground, secret passages, escape tunnels.

Set the timer for another five minutes and free-write about a person who is lost in a tunnel. Who are they? When is the story set?

For the remaining time create the beginning of a short story.

 

Once you've done this week's coffee break writing exercise, think about what makes a good writer. How do you match up?

 

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