We have decided upon a topic you might like to share during our first session on Monday 27th February at 1.30 pm in W4 at the Flexible Learning Centre.
The topic is - 'New in Town'. The brief:
Have you ever been the new person in town? Or did someone else's arrival have a profound impact on you? Share your story in 500 words.
This is a topic from ABC Open's '500 Words' past projects list. Stories written by others can be found by following this link to 'New in Town' project page on the ABC Open website, or this link to three stories on being 'New in Town' written by people who live in the Goulburn Valley.
Generally group members respond to topics in a reflective, memoirs oriented way, however some group members enjoy creatively converting the topic into a story, constructing a character, an imaginary world, in which to respond to the topic--in this case, to being 'New in Town'.
You might find it helpful to read Tips for Writing Your 500 Words from ABC Open. Please don't feel constrained though - our aim is to enjoy writing; to further develop our own writing style and to share our writing with a positive and supportive audience.
PS - If you really have trouble with the topic 'New in Town', you might like to try the back up topic ...
I Broke It - A broken plate, a broken bone, a broken record, or even being broke. Tell us about a time you broke something, and what repercussions you faced.
PPS - Here is our agenda for our first session with the next topic 'Stock and Land'.