Seven creative activities to try this National Writing Week


23 June 2021
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National Writing Week, which starts today, is all about celebrating the pleasure and power of writing creatively. No matter what stage you’re at with your writing, whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned pro, why not use this week to play with your writing, explore new creative avenues and even experiment with something new?

  • Day 1. Write a story in a single sentence, including the word ‘author’.
  • Day 2. Write a short poem that sets out why you write.
  • Day 3. Write a letter to yourself about your writing,  why it’s important, what you’re most proud of and what you’d most like to achieve.
  • Day 4. Write a proposal for a film based on something you’ve written yourself.
  • Day 5. Write a piece of flash fiction where someone reads something you’ve written and it has a profound effect – quite meta, this one! (up to 500 words).
  • Day 6. Describe your writing place or room.
  • Day 7. Write a list or list poem, including your top writing tips.

Enjoyed this? Why not set yourself another writing target - a short story in a week!
Follow James McCreet's advice on crafting a new story in seven days.


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