Wednesday Writing Exercise: The Letters


Something a little different this week; a sort of choose-your-own-adventure of an exercise.

We want you to write a story using letters. We’re giving you the first one below, but we aren’t going to tell you anything else about the characters. It’s up to you to decide who April and Gus are and where to take them. Where did they meet? What do they mean to each other?

Dear Gus,

I was so happy to receive your letter. I’d almost given up hope! You know me – always so dramatic.

I am glad to hear that things are going as planned. I can’t help worrying, of course, but I will try my best to put it out of my mind until your next letter arrives. Don’t laugh, I will!

We’re all missing you very much, and Petra sends her love. Things are much the same here – the grounds are starting to show the very first signs of Spring, which makes things rather more cheery, and helps us to forget what is happening inside the house.

Anyway, I can’t say too much, otherwise I fear this won’t reach you. But I’m thinking of you, and hoping, and sending all of my love.


Let us know what you come up with!


We have new creative writing exercises for you every Wednesday. And if you can’t wait a whole week, join us every Friday morning for our QuickFic competition – write a story based on that week’s prompt for a chance to win a stack of books.

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