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Workshop on 26th June 2021

Read-in workshop on 26th June 2021 Mike, Zoryana, Steffi and myself present We had a Playing with Words session, led by Mike, who introduced us to Tom Swifties. These are “phrases in which a quoted sentence is linked by a pun to the manner in which it is attributed”....

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Workshop 24th April 2021

Present: Steffi, Zoryana, Nastya, Veronica and Anna Methinks the Spring weather is drawing people outside and inspiring them to take time off from Zoom and the screen. Such was the case yesterday at the workshop, as we noticed - only 4 girls present, and Anna, much...

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Workshop on characterisation, 2nd part

The villain in your story keeps eluding you - what is he really like? You find it difficult to get through the layers of personality, and quirks - you name it, it keeps slipping through your fingers. How can you meet him face to face? This was one of the goals in the...

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Characterisation – workshop on 27th March 2021

Characterisation – workshop on 27th March 2021

People attending: Zoryana, Veronica, Lawrence, Petra, Anastasiya, Michael, Richard, and Tilman. Steffi was in charge of the workshop and did a great job of encouraging us to work on our imaginary characters and led us through various exercises. There is a power point...

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Creative Writing Prompts – Poetry/Prose – Taking a Leap

Creative Writing Prompts – Poetry/Prose – Taking a Leap

Step 1Get a friend or family member to (secretly) choose 5 English words or to pick five pictures/photographs. (It also works with small objects)Tell them to put each word or image into a separate envelope (no need to seal them). Shuffle the envelopes.Step 2Set an egg...

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Party pieces (final)

Party pieces (final)

Party pieces (final)   Thank you to all authors who sent me their work for the blog. The final two contributions are from Zoryana and Mike: a love song and a poem. See for yourselves. Rain, rain, Keep him safe, Bless his days, Help him find his place. He is no...

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Party pieces continued

Party pieces continued

Simone's poems My son (07.01.2021) He is a dragon rider of the lionhearted kind My nightingale before sunrise a bard in his own way no boundaries to language as he sings and capers A capricious garden helper and an avid letter learner Songs of far of places send you...

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Party pieces

Party pieces

  I've given this introduction the title "Party pieces", because as children we used to perform our favourite trick, sing a song or do an Irish jig at birthday parties. On 27th February 2021, our guests all did their party pieces - and gave us great enjoyment....

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19th birthday party at Writers Ink

19th birthday party at Writers Ink

A birthday party to remember, folks! The drink was flowing (water and tea) and a good time was had by all. Steffi had the tulips and Richard called in from Amsterdam, so Spring was in the air alright. I’ll give you a general rundown of the people and what they...

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Creative Writing Prompts – Poetry – Warm up Exercise

Creative Writing Prompts – Poetry – Warm up Exercise

Here's a little exercise for people who have very little experience writing poetry. Maybe you had to analyze poems at school and hated it? Well, writing them is fun. The idea is to shape words and lines in a surprising and aesthetic manner and to convey universal or...

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