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Writing Prompt – Thursday 2nd April

This door is at the church in Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire. It is said to have inspired Tolkien!

  1. Imagine one of your characters has reached this door. Who are they? Do they want to be there? What do they expect to find on the other side of it?
  2. Think of a doorway that led to somewhere that was important to you as a child. What was it like? Create a story of 250 words from the memory.
  3. Did you play with a doll’s house when you were a child? Who lived in it? Could you create a life-sized version of it?

Have fun with this exercise and see where it takes you.

Begin by free-writing – this means setting a time-limit and just keeping your pen moving for that time. Don’t think about it or censor what you write.

Read what you have written and extract the good bits.

 

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