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.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.