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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.

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Thursday, 28 January 2021

Party, party!


One of the many things that seems at the moment like a distant memory is - parties. Personally I don't see this as a loss, as, with very few exceptions, I hate parties - but I think they might be quite fertile ground for writing. Here are some suggestions: 

Write a shortish piece about a party when you were a child, a teenager, and an adult.

Write a longer piece about a party you particularly remember - whether because it was great, or because it was horrible.

Write a story centring on a party. There are lots of parties in films, aren't there? I guess because of the potential for comedy/disaster/arguments/new-found friendships etc.

As ever, strongly suggest starting with a spider chart and jotting down lots of details - the food, the clothes, the setting, the way you/the narrator feels...

Goodness, it gives me the shivers just thinking about it.



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