Writing From The Future

Sunset in Bernay-en-Ponthieu

We did a writing exercise while in Bernay-en-Ponthieu with Nomadways in which used our imaginations to look back on our career. We imagined that we were writing an introduction to our last collection of short stories. You can read mine here.

Writing From The Future

Materials needed: paper, pens/pencils

Time: 1 hour

Participants: work individually

Part 1: .5 hour: Imagine yourself as a writer looking back over your career as you write an introduction to your last collection of stories. Use these questions to guide your writing:

  • why did you choose storytelling?
  • what are your strengths and why did your audience first ignore your writing, then welcome it?
  • Do you have any personal or literary debts outstanding (anyone you would like to thank)?

Part 2: .5 hour: Share and discuss