Guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, this collection of writing projects provides one exercise a day, for a year. Whether you write for pleasure or profit, whether you are looking for inspiration or relaxation, the projects in this book will amuse, entertain and stimulate you.
Peter Govey has managed and tutored Andover Writer's Workshop since 1982. This book is a collection of some of the exercises he has used in that time. The book lists two projects per page so there's plenty of space for notes and planning, and if you 365 projects areen't enough for you, you can upgrade to 501 (see reward levels below).
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- Give an account of Eve's Temptation according to a) The Sunday Times and b) The Sunday Sport
- Pen an extract from the "unpublished work of Enid Blyton"
- Five items I should never have bought and why
- Write a poem composed entirely of newspaper headlines (real or imaginary)
- Recount an incident during which you experienced genuine fear
- Compile a dictionary list for new words that you think should be included in the English language
- Imagine a week in your life as a film, and write the voiceover for the trailer
- Compose the lyrics of a new national anthem which may be more suited to modern Britain
- The Stupidest Thing I Ever Did
- Write a story that ends with the sentence "And that is why, wheever it rains, he/she heads straight for the sloe gin."
- When Insects Took Over the World
- "Look, for the last time, I'm not your Guardian Angel, I'm Gladys and I'm waiting for the bus to take me home!"
- Write a dialogue in which someone who is socially conscious has constantly to explain and excuse the inappropriate remarks of his/her spouse, child or parent.
- The Tingle Factor: Describe the pieces of music, works of art, books or poems that have made the hairs on your neck stand on end.
- I Married a Man-eating Formica Filing Cabinet from Outer Space
- Write the final episode for the TV soap opera of your choice
- Describe a journey with a purpose
- Plan a decriptive brochure welcoming people to heaven or hell
- Choose a story from a newspaper and rewrite it from the point of view of one of the people in it
- Ten Ways of Making the Most of Long Winter Evenings Without Electricity
£10 - get a copy of the book, delivered to your door in time for Christmas
£15 - receive a copy of the book, PLUS a CD containing all 365 exercises and and additional 136 - a total of 501 projects
£30 - five copies of the book and one copy of the CD - ideal for writing groups or gifting
£50 - ten copies of the book and one copy of the CD