So, guess what? I’m currently doing a writing course! It’s long overdue; I wish I’d done it a long time ago. But I’m doing it now, and I love it, and it’s great, and I love it, and I wish it would never end, and I love it.
I have always worked well to deadlines and prompts. Tell me I have a week to write anything about any topic I want, and I’ll tear my hair out. Tell me I have half an hour to write an article about toothbrushes, and I’ll have it researched, planned, written, edited and submitted to you ten minutes early.
It’s no surprise then that I’m loving the in-class writing prompts.
I used the word ‘loving’ on purpose. I’m loving them. I’m not always nailing them. As a reformed perfectionist, I’m proud to say that’s okay. And I’m even more proud to say I mean it.
The point is not to write perfectly every time. The point is to WRITE. To get the words out of my head so I can add, subtract or rearrange. Or so I can discard, and make room in my head for more words.
I thought I’d share some of the results. Sharing stories and words I’ve deemed not good enough for a bigger project is possibly not the best move for a wannabe published author, but *shrugs in bloggish*.
A few weeks back, I had five minutes to write a short story about a day at the beach without using the letter E.
Here’s what I came up with.
Soft squishy sand running through hand
Warm briny liquid splashing on land
Boat on horizon, shush-sailing by
Brilliant sunlight, bright cobalt sky
Gull flippy-flapping, soaring on air
Salty aroma, wind in my hair
Scruffy scruff-jumping, barking in A
Big doggy snug hugs, happyful day
Have you ever done a writing course? What did you think?
And, if you’re keen, I’d love you to use the writing prompt! How would you write about the beach without using the letter E?