Imagine you are sat in a square waiting for your mother underneath a statue. What if it suddenly spoke to you? How would you react? What would you think? What would it say? What would it want?
STUCK? Try this story starter:
Of course she was late. Mum is always late. Whenever she says, “I’m just popping to the shop for a few things,” it’s never a few. And so I find myself sat on a cold ledge beneath a boring grey statue in the middle of a dull empty square. There is nothing worth looking at. There is nothing good about this place.
I hear a cough. But it is not me and there is no one else who could have made it. How strange. I look up at the face of the statue above me. It has a chiselled chin, crooked hat and long wavy moustache. I joke, “I suppose that was you?”
What happens next?
What is Write – 30?
Write – 30 is a daily activity where you write non-stop for twenty minutes then check and edit your work for 10 minutes. You will be asked to write about different subjects and in different forms.
The writing should be done on lined paper in pencil if possible. Edit and check the work in pen. If you don’t have paper and pencil, use what you can. Even a computer.
Finding it difficult? What you can do to help:
- Always sit/work in the same place
- Always use the same writing tools
- Always turn the TV off
- No talking – it distracts thinking
- Always listen to the same piece of classical music when writing.
- Always set yourself a goal: count the number of words. Try to beat that number the following day.