We started with a quick challenge to write a sentence (or two) using one of the many different meanings of the court (or was that caught?). Many different sentences resulted.
Only two of the topics available were chosen – “the lights of a dozen ships twinkled on the horizon” and “the old man leaned forward over the table”. Some of these are intended to form part of a larger piece of writing in the future. It is interesting to see how our different topics can integrate with other work. And it is pleasing to see how writing fiction is extending people who have previously only written formal reports or memoirs. We can also see how previous experiences and research of historical events are contributing to the writing – for example one of the pieces this month was based on the sinking of the Titanic, the opening of the Empire State Building in New York and the view from the 86th floor observatory.
Our topics for May are a choice between:
- Write a description about a person you know or a fictitious character. As well as describing their physical appearance write about their traits as well.
- Write a description about a house, a room or a place you have visited or again it could be a place you create from your own imagination.