Starting a Writers Workshop

14 09 2008




Hey everyone.. I decided to start an online writers workshop. I’ve come up with a task that was inspired by some projects on

For the first task, I thought we’d start out with rewriting a nursery rhyme, fairy tale or fable into a short story, imitating your favorite author’s style. The genre doesn’t really matter. You can choose to write a drama, comedy, thriller, or horror.

The point is to let your imaginations run wild, and try not to limit yourselves.

I really do have high hopes for this project, and I’d really like all readers to join in. πŸ™‚


Please post your comments here,
but your actual short stores in the
Writers Workshop page.




14 responses

14 09 2008

this should be…interesting to say the least!
can we write abt anything?

14 09 2008

Eee inshallah it will be πŸ™‚

Well, the first project is to write a short story based on a nursery rhyme, fairy tale or fable in the style of your favorite author.

Looking forward to reading yours ĐǻñĎáøðñ πŸ˜‰

14 09 2008

This is interesting.. can’t wait to see the blogger’s creativity πŸ™‚

14 09 2008

I don’t write in other people’s styles. I’ll pass on that one.

14 09 2008

Oh and typo in the title πŸ˜›

14 09 2008

πŸ™‚ yup!

1. Why? Does it have to do with you not being creative enough? πŸ˜›
But seriously though, why don’t you try?
2. Thanks. Corrected πŸ˜‰

15 09 2008

Well…i never refuse to trying out new stuff.. but lemme get this clear first, so u mean a story is begun and each writer continues on it by contributing his/her part?

hmm… i guess ill give it a go and see how it feels…

(Pssst.. Amethyst, perhaps ur contribution can give the story at hand that much needed twist;) throw in the towel, let’s see what this archer has in stock for us…)

15 09 2008

Actually.. each person picks a nursery rhyme, fairy tale or fable and rewrites it into a short story. Ya3ny basically, you write a short story inspired by a nursery rhyme, fairy tale or fable in the style of your favorite author.

For instance, I can use “Rock a by baby” and write a short horror story out of it in the style of Stephen King.

You gave me a great idea for Task # 2 :p
Beginning a story and each person continues it by contributing his/her own part, like you said!

15 09 2008

i wanna join the club πŸ˜‰

15 09 2008

It’s open to all readers and bloggers! πŸ˜€
Welcome to the workshop Amarantine πŸ˜‰

16 09 2008

heeeeeeeeey u πŸ˜€

ok first of all i was thrilled when i read this, it reminded me of our writer’s work shop at ku πŸ˜€

but i have to say that i share with amethyst the same comment. i didn’t like the idea of writing with some one else’ style. i mean i like the fairy tale part and how we could put our own twist into it. but i don’t want to write using other writer’s style 😦

please consider changing the rules a little bit πŸ˜€
AND it has nothing to do with being creative. the creative part is in the rewriting the tale of playing with it a little. but copying some one else would only mean that ur obsessed enough to know the style lol (hint hint ) πŸ˜€

if you decide to change that rule let me know or post about it. i’ll be more than happy to be part of this πŸ˜‰

love u and miss u :*

16 09 2008

Heeeey! πŸ™‚ Missed you more wallah!

5ala9.. afa 3alaich.. the rules have been changed! πŸ˜‰

I’ll post the update right now πŸ™‚

love you too :* take care AnGeL!

20 09 2008

walla nice:)

21 09 2008

Can’t wait to read your work PaLoMiNo πŸ˜‰
and welcome to the workshop!

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