Writing Prompt: Dear Diary

I went up to my room and ran my hand along the bookcase. I admired the cracked backs of my books trying to recall when I read them all. Some stuck out as old favourites, greeting me eagerly as if to be asked to be read again. I pulled two out and thumbed through the... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Cooking Class

I looked in the fridge and found a load of random ingredients. A basket of tomatoes, an onion, some tomato puree, some prawns and a ciabatta loaf. On the window sill there was my basil plant, wilting a little due to lack of sun and water. I filled a wine glass that rested on the... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Redrum!

As a tribute to the new Hitchcock film and the fact that I'm currently watching "Vertigo" with two of my all-time favourite actors (Kim Novak and James Stewart), I'd like to challenge you to write a simple murder plot. ¬†I'll try to give you some tools to proceed.... have fun and be adventurous.¬†Motives: revenge, money,... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Dinner for four

Over the dinner the other evening, my friends and I went around the table and answered the following question: "If you could invite anyone for dinner, alive or dead, which three people would you choose?"The answers surprised me. Some were predictable enough, but some people made me raise an eyebrow. Suggested dinner guest ranged from... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Why I write

I have not written very much in the past few months. For the most part, I've either been away too much or too absorbed in my work to step back and write creatively. So, now that I have some time, here I am. I've been reading a great deal, on trains, on the tube, before... Continue Reading →

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