Write-30 No.52

Write 30

Free Choice.

Write about anything you want. It could be about your day, about a TV programme, a computer game, in fact anything you want.

STUCK?   Try this starter: If I were to protest about anything it would be…

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.51

robot dog copy

Robot Dog.

Your Aunt sends you a present for your birthday. It is a robot dog. What does it look like? What does it do? What adventures do you have?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
Aunt Petunia was a strange old fruit, according to mum, and an inventor to boot. So I knew the present would be a bit off the wall. But nothing prepared me quite for what was going to happen.
The parcel was delivered early on the Sunday by a courier. I was surprised he had to use a trolley for such a small red parcel but maybe he was just weak or unfit, although he didn’t look it being all muscle and thick neck. He clunked the box in the hall, said “Sign,” and then was off.
There was a neat label on the top. It said: ‘Every boy needs a pet. Here’s yours. Love Aunt Petunia.’
Mum was like, “God. I hope it isn’t a spider. I told her I can’t stand them.”
Which isn’t entirely true. She doesn’t like any animals. She’s scared of them all. Even ants. It’s like she doesn’t trust them. It as if she thinks at any moment they will attack and walk off with an arm. Ridiculous. So, that was why I didn’t have a pet. Unlike my friend Kevin who has 3 cats, 2 goldfish, 2 gerbils, 1 hamster and a snake. Why does Kevin get all the luck? But I had a feeling my luck was about to change.

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? There is  book called Your Robot Dog Will Die by Arin Greenwood about a girl called Nano who is given robot dogs to test to only have them taken away.

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.50!

alien eyes

Alien Invasion.

Aliens are gradually taking over the bodies of the people in your town. Only you seem to notice. What can you do? Who can you get to help?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
Things started to go weird after the night of the asteroid. It crashed over in Johnson’s fields on the edge of town. But no one noticed. Most people were watching the Saturday special on TV or were online gaming, too busy to realise what was about to happen.
Jamie was the first to notice something wasn’t right. It began in a small way. He popped to Mabel’s Store to collect the newspapers for delivery. Higgin’s wasn’t around, which was a bit odd, but Jamie figured he was out back having a smoke (disgusting habit) so grabbed the bag of papers, hopped on his bike and set off for Henry Street. He couldn’t hang around for Higgins, he would be late for school. So he dropped off the first paper at No. 19 and sped off to the next house.
Jamie finished the route by about 7:15 so headed back to Mabel’s to grab his weekly pay. Higgins was stood behind the counter saying nothing. This was odd because…

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? There is an old film I loved as a kid called Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) about the people in a small American town being taken over by aliens. It’s great fun.

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.49

Cooked shrimp with green vegetable on red plate

The Queen’s Dinner.

You are the head chef at Buckingham Palace. The Queen has asked you to prepare a banquet in honour of a visit by the New Zealand Prime Minister. What food will you provide? Write the menu.

STUCK?   Try this story starter:

STARTERS

Tomato soup
made from rare bead tomatoes
collected by the elves of Epping Forest

What’s 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.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.47

Write 30

Free Choice.

Write about anything you want. It could be about your day, about a TV programme, a computer game, in fact anything you want.

STUCK?   Try this story starter: My greatest writer ever is…

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.44

Robot man wearing blue crew-neck t-shirt

Robot Teacher.

You return to school. Instead of your usual teacher you have a supply teacher. He starts teaching but keeps doing things that are not quite normal. What’s going on?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
Jamie was finally back at school. After months off, she was finally out of the house and ready to see her friends. Who would have thought she would be pleased about going to school? But it wasn’t Mrs Higgins that greeted her at the door. It was some bloke.
‘I am your teacher for today. My name is Mr Robbie. Mrs Higgins is…unwell. Please come in and find your seat,’ he said with an odd tilt of his head.

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? There is a book about a robot teacher called Mrs Ironside who has cold eyes, a clenched jaw, and superhuman strength. It is called My Teacher’s A robot by Phil Barnes. 

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.