Creative Writing: Exercise 3

As part of our creative writing project, we are working with writer and creative practitioner David Napthine to provide you with a weekly prompt /challenge to encourage creative writing at home.

This is the third of these prompts and it runs from the week of Monday 15th June. You can read more about the project here.

Exercise 3: A view from the past

Choose someone you remember from your past (e.g. a teacher, a neighbour from when you were a child, etc.). Place them somewhere in Teesdale today. In the first person write down what they experience.

Don’t worry about making it “good” – that will come later. Just enjoy writing and immersing yourself in the moment. At the end of the seven (or how many days) read what you have written. You will be pleasantly surprised by how much you have seen and heard, of how you’ve described it, and what thoughts and feelings have been provoked by the exercise.

If you’re happy to share, David will then work to then weave the responses into an epic story to be shared at a later date.

Email your writing to [email protected] . All writings will be treated in confidence and returned to the writer at the end.   Each piece of writing will be kept intact for later public presentation (with writer’s permission).