Coffee-break writing: Surprise


15 September 2023
Write about something unexpected in this week’s creative writing exercise

Decide what form the surprise takes, and who it happens to. Is is a pleasant surprise, or a nasty one?

How does the person react? If it’s a surprise other people have planned, does it go as expected? Exceed expectations? Fall flat?

Is anyone else involved?

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What are the consquences?

Decide whose perspective to write from - someone who has planned a surprise; the person the surprise happened to; a bystander - and write for 15 minutes.


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