Icebreaker - Childhood memories/experiences of …’ Insects/creepy crawlies’ https://au.news.yahoo.com/warning-after-aussies-common-discovery-at-base-of-tree-stay-away-003140295.html
Finding your story is losing direction? Refer back to the key 'slice' you are writing about - the context, your aim. If in doubt, leave it out!
Catch up stories
Precious Objects Heather Hartland
Easter/Anzac Day Heather Hartland
This month’s topics
‘Learning from History’ (Barry O’Connor suggestion for 2023) “History is a marvellous thing. We cannot change it, we can only learn from it. Tell us about significant life lessons you have you learnt from one or two incidents in your past?”
Barry, Graham, Bev, Ray (also Heather Hartland's Story on Anzac Day)
Shaped by Childhood (First set in May 2016, this topic can be interpreted in many valuable ways) Describe a formative experience from your childhood, and how it helped shape the person you grew up to be. It could be a treasured family ritual, an early friendship, an influential teacher or your first experience of losing a loved one. Think about an experience or person that’s influenced you and share this with us.
Carmyl,Trish, James, Phil, Neville
While we don't usually share stories about sensitive topics in class, that doesn't mean we shouldn't write them! Consider, for example, this approach to writing a story about meeting a life partner....
An edited extract from Everything and Nothing, a memoir, by Heather Mitchell (Allen and Unwin, $34.95) The link:
or Download PDF - 'You Will Meet a Man'... Heather Mitchell
Next Month's Topics - June 18
‘I Changed My Mind…’ Describe a time when you changed, or had your mind changed, perhaps through some advice, direct or indirectly received. Describe the context in which this happened, and what opportunities (hopefully) resulted as a result of this.
‘I quit’ Tell your story of quitting. Did you quit a sport, a job, a bad habit? Was quitting your act of defiance or were you giving up? …“We've all quit something - a job, a musical instrument, a food group or a bad habit. Tell us your story of quitting. What brought you to breaking point? Was it exhilarating or challenging to quit? What strengths did you draw upon and how did people react? What new opportunities were created once you quit?”