Category: Creative writing

  • Creative WRITING: Using descriptions about sound.

    Lesson four was to use descriptive words for sound. Nighttime and early morning on the farm. Night time on the farm. The Birds finish their day’s work by singing their last songs before darkness falls. People rush home from work. Some high-pitched or low-pitched vehicle sounds depend on how slow or fast they move on […]

  • Short story writing!

    Use a favourite colour and describe yourself without using the name of the colour. No more than 150 words. Here I go, what do you think of my description? Do you recognise the colour? Ineke Kruger owned an Opel Kadett the colour of ripe sweet strawberries. She wore a dazzling jacket the colour of a […]

  • Non fiction creative writing

    I completed an intensive non-fiction creative writing four-week course. The second week I felt I couldn’t keep up because it was way too intense for me with my little knowledge of the English language. I pushed through and learned a lot. The last piece was different from the first three weeks. We had to write […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2021: Done and dusted

     Congratulations!  Like a shark gracefully swimming through a sea of words, hunting down the plot of your story, you kept moving forward this month. All that hard work and forward momentum paid off, writer: you wrote 50,000 words in just 30 days! Wow! Katharine GrippCommunications Manager

  • NaNoWriMo 2021: I did it again!

    You unlocked a badge. Wrote 50,000 Words In NovemberYou earned this badge by writing 50,000 words. You are an official NaNoWriMo winner! I finished 50000 words in November 2021. Way to go, this was your 4th time completing an official NaNoWriMo challenge! From now on, your avatar will look like this, so the whole world can know how […]

  • Creative Writing: Redundancy.

    The words this week were: choice, redundancy, unexpected, email, discipline. ( I lived most of my life in South Africa, 1952-2009) Redundant 1993, the teacher’s council could announce me redundant.  It was the year when my world was entirely out of my control by circumstances  My husband committed suicide on August 18, which altered my […]

  • Creative Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo 2021

    Camp NaNoWriMo July 2021 I made it easily before the deadline of end of July! I edited 52910 words in less than four weeks. The camp’s target is to finish a specific amount of words in the four weeks of July. My intention was 50000. I entered Camp NaNoWriMo to perform some editing on all […]

  • Creative writing: Why is it…?

    Why is it…? 1/07/2021 Why is it that some individuals ever know better and again put pressure on others to perform the same as them? The preceding week, the weather was hectic. Rain, sleet and more rain. I have no issues when the weather is like this because I accept it. I can’t do anything […]

  • Camp NaNoWriMo 2021: 12 000 words edited.

    The weekend done and dusted and I did a good job of editing over 12 000 words. I enjoyed it so much reading all my stories, I could not stop editing. I’ve already written some awesome stories about me coming to age.

  • NaNoWriMo Camp: I started!

    I started writing today. Did 369 words.

  • Creative Writing: Mobile phone

    Words: traffic, mobile phone, bathroom, tertiary education, never forgotten Mobile Phone Technology isn’t what it was  30 years ago. First, our telephone system turned from wired lines to wireless phones. The term mobile means you can take it with you where ever you go. Today you don’t require a PC or a laptop, merely use […]

  • Creative Writing: Immigrant

    Every Friday I attend a writing group. At the end of each session we get new words from which we choose one or more and write something using the word or words. At the start of each class we read our stories to the group. Words: meals, dentist, jumping, immigrant, traffic accident. Immigrant Immigrant meaning: […]