Category Archive: Fun Activites

Oct 09

Punctuation

PUNCTUATION  A fun poem by one of our members about Punctuation: ? & ! ” ; ‘ : ( ´ @ ” ¡ ; # ) – .  To start a sentence with an ‘and’ is wrong grammatically. Omitting capitals and full stops is even worse you see. As for exclamation marks, they’re often overused, …

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Sep 24

A 500 word story: Crossing the Rubicon

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A 500 word story   A 500 word story is always a good exercise. there are quite a few competitions for ‘Flash Fiction’ and it is good practice at getting a beginning, a middle and an end into concise language: Crossing the Rubicon Janine wanted to go back. It had been a lovely late-summer’s day …

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Jun 06

Session on Facts and Truth in Writing

Session on Facts and Truth in Writing Ask members to read Facts and Truth in Stories on blog prior to the session and to come along armed with one or more facts that are generally believed but not actually true (QI’s General Ignorance!) eg. Drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics will stop them working. False alcohol …

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Jun 01

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES   BY ‘everyonesacritic.com’   Luring holiday-makers away from the bars and beaches of Lanzarote into a two hour show of spoken word and music would sound like Mission Impossible, and even if Tom Cruise were their star guest, Lanzarote Creative Writing Group might find it tough.   However May’s edition of …

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May 02

The Law of Unintended Consequences

The Law of Unintended Consequences   We all know that ‘for every action there is a reaction’. Also, we know from experience that sometimes it is possible to do something from good intentions and cause mayhem or even totally unexpected good, the law of unintended consequences! Using the idea of ‘What if…? and the mind …

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Apr 05

Workshop facilitated by Norman Warwick

Workshop facilitated by Norman Warwick For Lanzarote Creative Writing Group 10th March 2017 all following created after read-around and discussion of IF YOU WANT TO WRITE A SONG ABOUT THE MOON  by Paul Simon See Group Session: Workshop: A Song About The Moon  TIME TRAVELS an ensemble work by LCWG   Time passes through the …

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Mar 28

SONG ABOUT THE MOON

SONG ABOUT THE MOON LANZAROTE CREATIVE WRITING GROUP workshop  Bar Cohiba Costa Teguise Friday 10th March 2017 Introduction Sue is away this week, so I’d like to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity to create some wonderful time-stilling poetry that she would be proud to include on the Writers End blog. I cannot promise …

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Jun 12

Writing a Radio Play

Writing a Radio Play This activity is intended to follow the sessions on ‘Dialogue’, in which we saw how much we can convey in dialogue in stories. See: http://writersend.com/2016/03/11/writing-group-session-writing-dialogue/ Now the members are going to tell a story virtually all in dialogue by writing a radio play. They should read the following before the session: …

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Feb 28

Author, Author!

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Author, Author!     Author, Author! is the traditional cry at the end of a brilliant performance.   If we may call the talk given by author Harry Dunn, to our writing group, ‘a performance’ then we should send up the cry. The group met in the Clock House Tavern on Friday 26 February 2016 …

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May 15

Writing for Radio (Activity)

Writing for Radio (Activity)   Ask the members to read ‘Writing for Radio; Advice and Information’ before the class. Talking books or a programme like ‘Book at Bedtime’ are mostly a matter of finding a skilled reader with a good reading style and voice. Radio Plays are a very different matter and call for a …

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