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.

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Wednesday, 7 April 2021



So - your prompt for next week is friends.

This could be a sort of musing, reflective piece, about friends you have known; or you could focus on particular friendship and describe that.

Or it can be a story. Lots of possibilities there: remember with a story there needs to be a problem - so maybe a falling out; or maybe the problem is that your character finds it hard to make friends? Or it could be about losing touch with a friend - or making friends with someone whom at first you didn't like. It could be a children's story, set in a playground - or about the horrors of teenage friendships that go wrong.

It could be a friendship between different generations, or between a person and an animal. Or it could be about the loss of a friend. (I think one of the most poignant friendship stories is the one told in Puff the Magic Dragon...)

The choice is yours!

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