Write-30 No.19

man holding alien drawing

Alien In The Bathroom.

It’s bath night. Your dad has run you a bath. You go to the bathroom to get in. You stop suddenly. There in the bath, splashing in the water, is a little purple alien. What happens next?

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“Jamie, bathtime,” called dad.
Reluctantly I left my computer game, Planetfall 7, and made my way to the bathroom. Best to get it over with. Suddenly, I was stopped in my tracks. I couldn’t believe my eyes. There, sat in my bath, playing with the bubbles and my favourite yellow duck, was a little purple alien.

What happens next?

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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.17

Woman sitting and writing on notebook

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 favourite food to eat is…

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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.17

Woman sitting and writing on notebook

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 favourite food to eat is…

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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. 16

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Look Who’s Talking.

Walking alone along a back street, you think nothing of it until you hear, “Be quiet. Someone is coming.” You look around but there is no body about except this cat and dog. Surely, it can’t be them talking?
What happens next?

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As usual after school, I take the back street along Hatcher’s Gardens that curves around the corner of Mulligans Mews to get to my house. I like going that way at that time as the place is deserted and you can take your time to suck on a sweet and not be bothered by any other kids or people you know. Sometimes I just like the quiet. I was about half-way along when I hear, “Shhh! someone’s coming.” I glance about but there is no one there just a mangy old mutt and a dog-eared cat. Surely, it couldn’t be them. I go hesitantly towards them and peer closely. Suddenly the dog pipes up, “OK. What do you want?”

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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.15

Old car body under debris

Rocket Car.

Cycling through the old woods you come across this beaten up car. It is rusty with peeling paint. Never being one to miss a bit of fun, you get off your bike and climb in the car. There is a key in the ignition so you give it a turn. What happens next?

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Sarah peddled furiously through the old woods, taking pleasure in jumping over small mounds of earth and crashing down the other side. She came to a small clearing where there stood an old hulk of a car, all beaten up and rusty. Well, never being one to avoid a bit of fun, she hopped off her bike and clambered into the battered machine. Sarah settled herself into the driving seat. If only it worked, then what fun she would have. She glanced down to the ignition and was surprised to see the key in there. Shrugging, she gave it a turn. After all, what was the harm in that. Suddenly…

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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.14

Paint pallet beside brush

The Magical Paint Brush.

The wise man of the village hands you a small parcel.
“Use this wisely,” he says.
You open the package to reveal a magic paint brush. It brings to life, to realty, whatever you paint. What do you do? What happens next?

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The Wise Man called me to his house on the edge of the village under the great weeping willow.
“Yes, master,” I called.
“It is time,” he said.
“Time, master?”
“Time to take on a great responsibility. A great burden.”
He handed me a small rectangular box wrapped in an old cloth.
“This is the Paint Brush of Zen. It brings to life anything you paint. It must be used with great care. Do you understand?”
“Yes, master.”
But, oh, if I had only paid more attention to his words. I found myself in my back garden with the wrapped box in my hands. Surely, it would not matter if I had a little go with the brush, a little practise for when I really needed it?

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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.13

Grayscale photo of closed door

The Magical Door.

You are wandering an old town when you come across this ancient door. Dare you open it? Your curiosity is too much. Your mother always warned you about it. You take a deep breath and push against the door. At first it won’t open. Then, as if a lock was suddenly lifted, it flies open. Where does it lead? What magical place do you see?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
I got separated from my family in the old town. It didn’t bother me though as they were beginning to annoy. The constant bickering of where to go next was getting on my nerves. I took a left down an alley that ended at a door. It was a strange with wooden carvings in a twisting pattern around the panelling and symbols I didn’t recognise. Dare I open it? My curiosity was always too much for me; my mother calls it my biggest fault. So I gave a hard push. It didn’t budge. Disappointed, I gathered my strength and gave a really hard shove. The door responded as if a latch had suddenly been lifted for it flew open causing me to almost fall in. I could not believe my eyes. There before me…

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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. 12

Woman sitting and writing on notebook

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 favourite game I’ve played so far this week has been…

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.11

computer games

Reality Game.

You are playing a new computer game you got online from a website you came across called Reality Games. You press ‘A’ to start. The screen begins to glow brightly. A strange green glow. What is going on? Suddenly, you are sucked into the screen. You are now part of the game. What happens next?

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I stabbed ‘A’ with my finger. I couldn’t wait to play the new game I found on Reality Games. Weird name, right? Anyway, fast techno beats began to be pumped out from my speakers as the words, “Are you ready for a new reality?” appeared on the screen. I selected YES. As soon as I clicked that option, the screen began to glow brightly, a strange green glow and my head felt dizzy. I could feel myself being pulled towards the screen, not towards – in! I was going into the game!

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.10

towel 1

Meagical Journey.

You are stood on a towel in the bathroom that someone has dropped. Sighing about having to stay in yet again, you say, “If only I could go to somewhere else.” Suddenly, the towel rises up in the air with you on it. You fly out the window. Where do you go?

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“It’s not fair being stuck in this house day after day!” Sarah yells.
“Sarah, be reasonable. Everybody has got to do it,” said mum.
“Well, I hate it!” Sarah goes into the bathroom and slams the door shut. It was her favourite place to go to get away from everyone. It was her only place to go with a house full of people. The only place she would be left alone.
Standing on a discarded orange towel, Sarah looked longingly out of the window.
“I wish I could go to a land of castles, princesses and knights. It would be so much better than here,” she sighed.
Suddenly, the towel rose into the air with her on it and …

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. 9

Two rolled brown paper in clear glass bottle

Message In A Bottle.

You are out walking on the beach when your foot hits a half hidden bottle. Picking it up tp put it in the bin, you notice a piece of paper scrolled up inside. You pop the bottle open and pull out the paper. Unrolling the paper, you see a message. What does it say?

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I pulled out the piece of paper and unfurled it. There was shaky writing on it, quite faded, but I could just make out what was written there. It said:
“To who it may concern,
My name is Jamie and I am…

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.