We’ve all been busy since we met for Christmas lunch way back in 2016 history. So here’s a quick reminder of the homework exercises to get stuck into before we meet on the 23rd February. (What do you mean, “I’ve already done mine” ? – you’ll be a prefect next!)
1 – Begin a short story in (close) third person 340 words (1 side of a page)
Paragraph 1 – start by setting the scene with description. It could be somewhere exotic, and the paragraph will include mood setting
Paragraph 2 – someone comes into the scene. Describe this in three or four lines
Paragraph 3 – that person speaks
Paragraph 4 – has the watching character who was waiting for the person to arrive – introduce them to us and have a line of dialogue at the end.
If all that makes you want to give up, the alternative is
2 – Find a list of collective nouns, and choose one that is fascinating to you and inspires you, or make up your own! A poem or a short piece of prose, no more than three hundred words.
See you on the 23rd. Meanwhile, happy February!