Write-30 No.60

Man and woman sitting at table

Spell Binding.

Imagine your parents are wizards and witches and you are told never to go down to the cellar. What happens when you sneak down? What happens when you open their spell book?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
We had always been told never to go down to the cellar, Fantasima and I, but like all kids told never to do something by their parents that just made you want to do it, to find out what all the fuss was about, what the big secret is. And our parents already had a fairly big secret. Dad is a Wizard (Grade 2) and mum a witch (Grade 1 with honours) so whatever was down there would be good.
It was their fault really. They shouldn’t have left us alone to go to a friends’ house for a coffee and cake. I know it was only for an hour but a lot can happen in an hour. It wasn’t my idea to go down there, I swear, it was Fantasima. But of course she would not get blamed, never the youngest.
Anyway, she had sneaked the key down and came to me and said, with that mischievous twinkle in her eye, waving the key before me, ‘What do you think?’

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? There is a book about a couple of children transported to another world called Narnia by magical rings. It is called The Magician’s Nephew by C.S.Lewis.

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.

Write-30 No. 56

Person in black pants and brown hiking shoes sitting on brown ro

Time Shift.

Imagine you get sucked into a time vortex and find yourself back in the past. What time do you find yourself in? Who do you meet? What do you do? How do you get home?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
I’ve always hated Wednesdays. nothing good happens on a Wednesday. It is the middle of the week so you know you still have three days to go to school and you have double maths. What’s worse is there is nothing that good on telly. You’ve worn out Netflix and the only good programme is on late when you have to be in bed cos it’s ‘a school night.’
Last Wednesday was no different. I was sat in maths drawing Venn diagrams. i like Venn diagrams. It’s one of my things. I don’t like long addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Too straight. too linear. I like curves. I was taking time drawing a Venn with three circles when the lead broke on my second favourite pencil. The one with Darth Vader on given to me by Aunt Petunia on my eleventh birthday two years ago. So I headed to the cupboard where the electric sharpener is kept only for a large swirling black hole with bands of electric shooting out to appear right in front of me. This must be cos it’s Wednesday, I thought.

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.

Write-30 No.55

Brown ship

Pirate.

Imagine you are a pirate. What is your fearsome name? What is the name of your ship? What treasure do you seek?
(You could draw a treasure map to help).

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
‘Get a man up to the crow’s nest to look out for land!’ yelled Captain Claw to the first mate of the Twisted Princess, the most fearsome ship on the seven seas.
It was so close. Captain Claw could almost taste the gold in the air. For three years he had sought the fabled treasure of Red Jake. He had dispatched many a pirate to get the map and now it was his. And no one was going to get in his way.
‘Land ahoy!’ came the cry from the crow’s nest.
Claw put the looking glass to his good eye. There it was: Skull island.

What happens next?

(You could draw a treasure map to help).

DID YOU KNOW? There is  a famous book about a pirate called Long John Silver, a boy called Jim and the search for treasure. It is called Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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.

Write-30 No.48

super carrot copy

Super Carrot.

Imagine you were a person who turned into a super carrot. How did it happen? What would your super powers be? What would you do? Of course, every superhero needs a nemesis so what is yours?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
Jamie knew she shouldn’t eat any more carrots. She was always eating them. Her mother warned, “If you eat any more you’ll turn orange and turn into one.” But that was just her mum joking, wasn’t it.
Jamie was walking home along Hobart Street. She had had a particularly bad day at school so reached in her pocket and pulled out an emergency carrot. She had eaten lots today. More than normal. But one more wouldn’t hurt. She took a bite and …

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.

Write-30 No.46

Table arrangement under water aquarium

Underwater City.

Whilst swimming in the ocean you meet a strange girl. You follow her under the water. You go deeper and deeper. Your head aches and your eyes blurry. You pass out! When you wake up you find yourself in an underwater city with the girl. What is the city like? What do you do there? What happens next?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
Jamie dived off the rocks into the warm viridescent ocean. How he loved swimming in the sea. He dipped his head under the gentle waves only to come face with a beautiful girl with emerald eyes and dark hair. For a moment he was captivated.
‘What’s your name?’ he asked.
She just smiled and dived beneath the water. Not wanting to lose her, Jamie took a deep breath and kicked after her. He could make her out just ahead. Downwards they went. Blimey, she could move fast.

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? There is an old film about an underwater city. It is called Captain Nemo and the Underwater City. Captain Nemo is a famous character from a book.

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.

Write-30 No.45

Grecian statue inside library

The Secret Passage Way.

You visit an old library when on holiday. When looking around, you lean on a bookshelf. Suddenly, it moves to reveal a door to a secret passage way. Where does it go? What will you find?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
Can you believe it? We were on holiday and my mother took us to a library! A library! Of all the boring places to go. Why not a water park or the beach or even a restaurant? But a library, I mean. I know she is a book fanatic but that was ridiculous. Anyway, I decided to wander around the place a bit as there was nothing else to do. There was row after row of tall bookcases that almost blocked out the light. They were filled with old leather bound books of various shades of black and brown. It was a like a book maze. So of course I got a bit lost and found myself in some dark corner by a wall of books trying to work out which way to go next. I leant against one of the shelves meaning to take a swig from my water bottle when I began to fall backwards. The shelf had moved. I turned around to look at what had happened and there was a door. A door made out of bookshelves.

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.

Write-30 No.43

Blue and white petaled flowers

Treasure.

You are at your grandparents’ house playing in the garden. Suddenly, you foot hits something buried under the earth. You did it up. What is it?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
I was stuck at grandma’s again. I had been dumped there again by my dad who ‘had to work.’ He is always working. He never seems to have time for me even after mum died. You would think that would make a difference but not him. He had to work. There is not much to do at grandma’s house except explore her garden. It’s large, slightly overgrown with a myriad of different coloured plants. Anyway, I was near the back which is just all greenery and rather dull so I don’t usually go there. Then it happened. I caught my big toe on something under the ground. Some sort of box, I thought, as the corner was poking up out the ground.

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.

Write-30 No.38

Three men in red t-shirts and blue jeans

The Shrinking.

Imagine you started to shrink. What would you do? How would you feel? How would you survive? What would the world look like?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
I knew I shouldn’t have eaten that sweet I had found. It had looked a bit odd. A sort of greenish colour with a touch of yellow, and red lumps like crystal. My mother had always told me to not put things in my mouth. But, of course, I didn’t listen. In it went. And it tasted so good. Probably the best thing I’ve ever tasted. I looked around for more but no luck. Then I began to get a strange feeling. A…

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? There was a film called The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) about a man after a strange rain storm who begins to shrink. It’s great fun.

Write 30

 

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.

Write-30 No.37

Yellow lane roadway

The Mysterious Path.

Imagine you came across a strange coloured path. Would you follow it to find out where it goes? And what would be at the end?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
Jamie skipped through the green woods happily, collecting wild flowers for her mother for mother’s day. Her mother would love them. Out of the corner of her eye, Jamie spied some bluebells just to her left in a clearing. She darted between the trees and began frantically picking. Bluebells were her mother’s favourite. Her hands full, Jamie looked down at her handiwork. It was certainly an impressive bunch. It was then she noticed that where she had cleared the flowers there could be seen what looked like a yellow brick path. It seemed to head off between two old, twisted trees.

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? There is a book about a girl who finds herself in a magical land and has to follow a yellow brick road  to an amazing city. It is called The Wizard of Oz by L.Frank Baum. It was also made into a famous musical film.

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.

Write-30 No.32

Astronaut standing on plant field

Planet Fall.

Major Jamie Smithers has landed his spacecraft on the planet. It is completely different from Earth. How is it different? What does the astronaut see? Is there life there? What does it look like?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
Major Jamie Smither touch down the sleek silver spacecraft onto the surface of the planet. This was it. Ever since Planet X763K was discovered, scientists wanted to send someone there. And it was down to Jamie. Would the planet hold the solutions to the Earth’s problems as hoped?
Jamie climbed down the ladder from the ship and landed on the purple soil of the planet. Well, that was certainly different.

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? There is a story about a mouse astronaut called Meteor who joins the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour. It is called Moustronaut by Mark Kelly, who was a real life astronaut.

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.