Coffee break writing exercise: Celebrations

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10 November 2017
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Think about the good times in this week's creative writing exercise – then write a version where it all goes wrong

 

Think about the good times in this week's creative writing exercise – and then write a version where it all goes wrong

For your first five minutes, make a list of different sorts of celebration that have been part of your life – for example birthday parties, weddings, prize giving.

For the remaining ten minutes pick one of them and add some poetic licence (if you need to!) Create a story or poem where everything goes wrong. Alternatively, play the ‘what if’ game and create the beginning of a novel that starts at a birthday party where a child goes missing.

 

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