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Fairfield Writers Group is a mix of beginner and experienced writers who meet the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the Brisbane City Council Library in Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, Fairfield road, Fairfield, Queensland. Our passion is writing and we work hard at our craft. Our aim is to encourage, support and help each other to reach new heights in our writing. New members are always made welcome and usually whisked off to the local coffee shop at the end of meetings for sustenance and socialisation with the rest of the crew.

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Exercise for June

Fairfield Writers Group:
Writing Exercise for JUNE 2010

Part One: Journal or Diary Writing.

‘Many people have the habit of keeping a journal or diary where they pen their experiences, thoughts, etc., on a daily basis. Not only it is a great stress relief where you can pour out your feelings and frustrations, this is said to be one of the best creative writing exercise. You can jot down interesting story ideas that come to your mind. You can also fill up your journals with sudden thoughts, dreams that you have experienced, etc.

Write about different people you have met, their body language, the manner in which they talk, etc. Apart from filling these journals with thoughts, it is also important to go through your journal regularly because even a line or a phrase has the ability to trigger an idea for a whole story.’ (http://www.buzzle.com/articles/creative-writing-activities.html)

Exercise 1: For one day write down your days activities. Include what you did; who you saw, how you felt.

Part Two: Short Story.

Exercise 2: Write a short story of no more than 1200 about that idea.

Hopefully exercise one has triggered an idea for a story. If exercise one wasn’t helpful then maybe these examples might be.

Let’s say nothing exciting happened that day. All you did was watch T.V.

You could write a story about how the toilet cistern cracked and your bathroom was flooded. Then the plumber came to fix the toilet and this was the beginning of your love affair.

Or if you were making dinner and the pot you were working over sucked you in and you ended up in another world!

Be creative and use your imagination!

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