Workshop #5

I arrive late, very late. I almost miss the fifteen minutes of free writing that we begin with each week, a practice I have now adopted in the mornings. We will empty our heads by writing continuously for a short period and then commence the class. Despite being away from WordPress for whole entire week…

Workshop #4

Defamiliarisation, making strange. The art of turning the everyday into something new and awesome … you would think I would be somewhat good at this. How many blogs do you read about a girl moaning about the same issues week in, week out? Can I make an art form out of my plight? How horrendously…

Someone Like You

Romeo Dunn gives me the Girlfriend experience. I nod, smile and banter appropriately. I arrive with a fully made face, dress and heels, totally smooth and smelling sweetly. I perch beside him on the sofa, pretend to watch a golfing tournament and sneakily glance at his face when he is not looking. We have performed…

Making Up Stories

The plot is to stay in bed for the whole weekend until my mood improves. The story begins with me feeling awful from a week of struggling to both work and study. I realise that I cannot cope so work came to an end. I have a forgettable birthday, I feel alone and miserable. The…

Workshop #3

We discuss beginnings, middles and endings The difference between plot and story We begin a story by outlining two characters and a situation on a clean sheet of paper then pass that to our left. We add a second paragraph to the newly received story introducing a complication. Passing to the left again we add…