This a writing programme to try whilst we are in Lockdown, some writing prompts to get the brain cells ticking over.
PENNINE INK PROGRAMME FEBRUARY – JULY
February 22nd Wind of change
March 1st Parasol in Paris
March 8th The health of a fisherman
March 15th A positive day
March 22nd Write a short story or article – about 500 words – on the theme of ‘volunteering’
March 29th Do you really want to do that?
April 5th Choose any book, open it at page 32, find line 4 and write down the sentence. Use this to spark off a short play between two characters.
April 12th I’m lost, Bamboo
April 19th School Reunion
April 26th Write a poem or story which includes the words ‘bank’ ‘pillow’ and ‘pyramid’
May 3rd Dialogue: Interview in a police station
May 10th Pelargonium was her name
May 17th Choose a character from a famous novel and give them a task to complete, e.g. Sherlock Holmes has to bake a Victoria Sponge.
May 24th Write an article on the theme of ‘roots’
May 31st Drunk in charge of a Chihuahua
June 7th ‘How to…’ Describe something you’re knowledgeable about.
June 14th Why are you so nervous?
June 21st Curtain call
June 28th ‘I met a traveller from an antique land…’
July 5th Café au lait
July 12th My hero
July 19th Bobbles on my hat
July 26th Using the prompt ‘useful’ start spontaneous writing for about one minute and keep going even if it’s nonsense. Now pick one sentence or phrase out of the piece you’ve written and use it to create a short story, article or poem.