Dare to Write? Challenge 3

Well done, you’ve made it to the third challenge!

You’ve got the equipment you like to write with. You’ve thought about the different ways there are of getting writing onto a page (or pillowcase, mirror, or pavement). You are armed and ready to go with your writing tools. Now you only have two challenges of our Summer Writing Quest left. Your third challenge is to complete some writing dares.

Here is a starter dare for you to try out. Pick up your notebook and pick a place to go. It doesn’t matter where you go. You might write while you are waiting to go to the dentist. You could be going to a birthday party at a bowling alley or arcade. You could even stay in your house or go into your garden.

Wherever you are, take the time to write down what the place is like. Are you inside or outside? Are there rolling hills or high rise buildings? Is there music playing or are birds singing? What can you smell? Can you taste salty air by the sea? When you touch the things around you, are they soft, rough, bumpy, or smooth? Is it hot or cold?

List everything you can see, hear, touch, and smell in the columns on your page. Try and get at least three things for each column. Be as detailed as possible. For example, if you smell food, be specific: is it curry? chips? a chocolate cake still being baked?.

If you want, you can imagine that you are a detective. Then – using the clues you’ve gathered – write a description of that place. You don’t have to include them all: they’re just there to give you ideas. See if you can make your description so vivid that anyone who read it would feel like they’ve really been there.

If you’d like to get more dares and receive inside information, you can sign up to our weekly prompts HERE. These are creative ideas to get your writing started. They’re great to print out and stick on the fridge or whiteboard. Ask your parent or guardian to sign up for you. Or make sure that you get their permission before you sign up.

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