What's it about?

This blog has a very specific purpose: it's a place to post prompts for creative writing during the time of the lockdown. Initially it was for the use of my writing group, as we cannot for the time being meet in person - but I want to open it up to anyone who'd like to have a go at creative writing. I very strongly believe that writing is good for you: while you're writing, you're off somewhere else - you've escaped! And that can only be a good thing during lockdown.

Do sign up to be notified by email when a new prompt is posted - usually on Thursdays - and I would love to hear how you're getting on in the comments. Have fun!

Thursday, 7 May 2020

'Are we nearly there yet?'

Yes, in the words of the great Cliff Richard in a song from his seminal film Summer Holiday:

We're all going on a summer holiday,
Doing things we've always wanted to;
Fun and laughter on a summer holiday,
For me and you-ou-ou - for a week or two...

Except, of course, we're not. Thanks to you-know-what. But fear not - all is not lost...

Because now is the time for a virtual holiday!

Think back to a favourite holiday. Either write about it directly, or use it as a springboard for a story. But please - really take us there! I want to know what it looked like, what it smelt like, what it tasted like, what it sounded like. Villages of white buildings climbing up a Spanish mountainside? Tick. Buckets and spades on Weston beach? Tick. Mountain ranges in Outer Mongolia? Absolutely tick.

I'll look forward as ever to reading the Cheddar group's pieces. But other visitors to the page: why not pause for a minute or two, and write down a lovely memory in just a sentence or two in the comments? There could even be a prize in it for the most evocative description!

Good luck, and may the best holiday win!

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