Write-30 No.54

Boy in black crew neck shirt


You have taken something that wasn’t yours and then lied about it to your parents. What did you take? Why did you take it? What have you done with it? What are you thinking?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
I know I shouldn’t have done it. It felt wrong as soon as I had. But Kevin deserved it. It was there and I needed it.
Mr Jenkins had sent me back to the class to get my packed lunch. I had forgotten it as usual. That was when I saw it on Kevin’s desk. Just sat there. For anyone to take.

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? There is story called The Balaclava Story by George Layton about a boy who steals a balaclava from someone at school. It is brilliant.

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.