Newquay

1901 January Writing Themes

Nothing is compulsory in our Creative Writing Group, you can write what you like. However, for those who need inspiration, at our last meeting we decided to try writing the following to read out at our next meeting:-

FICTION

1) Story prompt 277 First line prompt: "My mother sat sprawled in the middle of the sidewalk, her roller skate wheels still spinning." (This can be adapted to suit yourself.)

2) Write or finalise any outstanding stories from previous months.

POETRY

1) Retry the wrapped refrain poem: Wrapped Refrain: 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines each, meter: 8,8,8,8,12,12. Rhyme scheme: aabbcc. Refrain rule: In each stanza the first 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) in the first line must be the last 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) at the end of the last line. This is what wraps each stanza with a repeated refrain ...thus, the Wrapped Refrain. Title is the first four syllables + the last four syllables.

2) Write a Concrete Poem: A poem that makes a shape of the subject of the poem. (See the photo on this page.)

ARTICLE

Write a report or an article for the Website.
Examples:-

  • What Newquay U3A means to me
  • What I've done with Newquay U3A
  • Where I've been with Newquay U3A

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGE

Describe a scene from a photo for someone who is now blind so they can picture the scene.
The RNIB produce talking books for the blind and it would be nice if we could try to provide them with some material for blind people to enjoy what we see.