This Monday I’ll be out at Mundijong Library running a writing workshop as part of this year’s Write Along the Highway program. Last year’s workshop was a barrel of fun, and I’ve got a mass of weird and wonderful exercises to push your boundaries all lined up. There are still places, so get on board and register on the WAtH website. Here’s a little taste– one I’ve dubbed The Princes in the Tower:
1. Describe an unusual interior space, one with lots of interesting appendages, gadgets, signs and/or features: an aircraft carrier; back room of a wunderkammer; boiler room of an apartment complex; restoration room of a museum, etc. The room must be a) real (no wizard towers, mines of Moria, etc) and b) innocent in purpose (no serial killer den or torture chambers)
2. Place two children in this space. Give them two possible reasons for being there– one perfectly logical, the other less apparent.
3. One of these children will now die, for one of the reasons you have outlined. Make it so.
For this and more light-hearted, frabjous fungasms of writing joy– check in, register, and join us!