Write-30 No.35

Person holding black android smartphone


You are sat at home when a message pops up on your mobile phone. Your friend has been captured by enemy spies. You need to go to a secret location and rescue them. What do you do?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
The telly was playing in the background as Jamie flicked through the pictures on his mobile phone aimlessly. God, he was bored. A message popped up across the screen. It was from Jo.

>URGENT. Have been captured by enemy agents. Need your help. Being held at Zanrock Base. Recover the USB stick then get me. Time is running out.>

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? The first James Bond spy novel was called Casino Royale and was written by Ian Fleming (Published 1953).

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.