Not so Fast

Written from the workshop writing suggestion:Make a list of some of the top things people fear in life. Use one of these fears as the starting place for a piece of writing. by Jennifer Croft “What’s your biggest fear?” She shot the question like a plastic dart. “Speed...

Mistress

Written from the writing suggestion:Create a column of nouns. To the right of this create a column of adjectives. Make unlikely pairings by connecting lines between the two. Create a piece of work from some or all of these pairings. Subsequently published in the book,...

Tending to the Princess

Written from the writing suggestion:Use the Amsterdam Writers Story Jump-starter to start a story of your own. by Jennifer Croft The princess is depressed. She cried her eyes out all night, which only makes my job harder. Somehow I’m supposed to make the poor old girl...

Diary Entry of an Explorer

Written from the workshop writing suggestion:Write a journal entry for either a thief, or an explorer. by Kim Farrant Where to start? The mountains are an obvious choice however this endeavour requires more planning than that. Thoughtful, careful beginnings. She is a...

Shivers in the Sunlight

Written during a workshop, but the suggestion was not recorded at the time. by Nanneke van Drunen Another drop of sweat runs from his black curly hair into his neck. He is sweating because of me. Because this white ‘lady’ is too lazy to walk a couple of miles in this...