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Writing Workshop #26 – A walk around your garden and holiday romance.


Welcome back to your weekly Writing Workshop. Thanks for your patience last week – a week off meant I got my course finished and some much needed head-space rearranging done. I always feel bad letting you down, the grown up voice in my head that like to say these kind of things tells me consistency is important, but I’m not a very consistent person so apologies if that happens from time to time.

If you remember, two weeks ago I set you all a bit of a challenge to write your OWN prompts inspired from 5 words or phrases. I promised the best ones a treat and to use them for the next workshop. So, have I mentioned you? If I have then email me your address and I’ll post you something yummy.

For any newbies to our weekly workshop (and it’s never to late to join in), here’s how it works: I’m going to give you 5 writing/blogging prompts. Pick one, pick two, or do them all if you’re really keen – it’s up to you. How you respond is your choice. You could share a real-life story, or make one up. You could write a poem or just free-write without thinking too hard and see what happens. It can be funny; it can be serious; it can be emotional. It can be whatever you want it to be. The only rule is to enjoy writing your post and get something out of the process.

Prompts each week take their inspiration from blogs, current affairs, daily life, or just whatever everyone happened to be talking about that week. If you’d like to suggest a prompt for a future workshop then send me an email or catch me on Twitter – I would love to hear your ideas.

So here’s this week’s prompts!

1. Have you ever had a holiday romance? If not, perhaps you’d like to make up a story where you did!
- Inspired by Nappy Valley Housewife and her wonderful post about a summer love (and yes, I sang Grease songs the whole time reading it and you will too…)

2. What part of you is lost that you would like to find again?
- Inspired by Toulouse Confessions’ beautifully self-reflective post.

3. Take a walk around your garden. What do you see there? Or tell us what you dream of seeing when you step out of your back door.
- Inspired by Kelly from A Place of My Own AND Livi from Livi’s Little Bubble who both took us round gardens, imagined or otherwise.

4. Write about one moment with all of richest, imaginative sensory description you can muster. It could be anything: something mundane, very domestic, or something more exotic and unique. I want metaphors and similes people!
- Inspired by Victoria at It’s a Small World After All and her description of what Summer feels like.

And finally, from now on the last prompt is going to be just one word, like last tie. This should allow you a bit more creative freedom if you feel like taking the safety harness that particular week.

5. Your word for the week is: Time
- Inspired by Baking Mad Mama and her retrospective through summer’s past.

Now here’s what you have to do. Write your post and publish it on your blog between now and THURSDAY. On Thursday come back and use the widget that will be up to paste in the URL of your post to share. Then take some time to read some of the other entries and leave some comment love! We’re not here to critique – just to have fun and support each other in our writing experiments. So be kind please. Anyone who would like to submit something via email, or even anonymously will be more than welcome to do so. I’ll post them on the site here and include the link in Thursday’s round-up.

Feel free to use the Workshop badge on your blog or as part of your post if you like. Code is here:

Note: I’m told Blogger does something a bit funny with the code so you’ll need to copy and paste it and then retype the quotation marks (“) as Blogger changes them for some reason. See you Thursday then!


This Writing Workshop is brought to you in association with Mama Kat’s Losin’ It – who’s lovely author came up with the concept and runs her own workshop over in the U.S.


  1. Hi! I did prompt 3. Can't find where to leave my link, though!

  2. I am new to this meme, but I just love the writing assignments. I did two from this week and one from last week. I hope you read at least one of them.


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