Story Starter: Guitar

The lights shine down on an empty stage. Two chairs, two microphones. A single guitar waits to be picked up… What does this image say to you? Present day or past? Professional set-up or amateur show?  Is it starting to tell you a story? That’s the idea! Still 2000 or 3000 words, please.

Oh, and if you need a different kind of inspiration, why not try our award-winning Story Writing Workshops? Find the booking form for our September dates – with new locations – is in this week’s issue, dated August 6.

Shirley Blair

Fiction Ed Shirley’s been with the “Friend” since 2007 and calls it her dream job because she gets to read fiction all day every day. Hobbies? Well, that would be reading! She also enjoys writing fiction when she has time, long walks, travel, and watching Scandi thrillers on TV.