An Experience You Never Had

Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to write a piece, maximum length 300 words, about an experience they have never had. Here is a selection of their contributions: A first time for everything by David J Boulton ‘Only one go at this, no second chances.’ There were others present, but they couldn’t hear. The conversation wasContinue reading “An Experience You Never Had”

Thrapston Mansions – Writing Project 2021

Rugby Cafe Writers have completed their 2020 writing project, inspired by Alexander McCall Smith’s 44 Scotland Street series. We created a fictional set of characters living in a small block of flats in North-West London. Each meeting, someone in the Cafe Writers was challenged to write 300 words (maximum) about one of the characters, bearing in mindContinue reading “Thrapston Mansions – Writing Project 2021”

How can we write in the first person?

It was, I believe, the final TV programme this week featuring Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads. We don’t have a TV here in Guernsey, but I’ve seen some previously: highly effective, personal, and intimate in the way the sole character communicates with his/her audience which almost amounts to thinking aloud. It’s striking, this one-to-one way ofContinue reading “How can we write in the first person?”