A few weeks ago I decided to create a rolling 10-week plan for my writing groups. As this is working pretty well so far, I thought I would share it with you.
Link to plan: Ten week plan for ward writing group
The first column in the plan indicates the week number within the plan. Week 1 is the first week of the first 10-week course, but when I get to week 11, week 1 will actually be week 11 (counting from the beginning).
The plan for most weeks has 3 writing exercises described. The exceptions being weeks 7 and 8, which are about published poetry.
I have briefly described the writing exercises in the Core Exercise column and indicated some variations for both less and more able/well participants in another column.
The Resources column lists what I plan to bring along to each session for writing inspiration – prompt words, pictures, objects, and so on.
The plan initially covers 10 weeks but it is intended to then restart for weeks 11-20, and again for weeks 21-30, etc. For each new start of the plan I will choose different photos, poems, objects, etc. The numbers in brackets indicate resources choices that I plan to use in later weeks, i.e., (1) is for weeks 1-10, (2) is for weeks 11-20, (3) is for weeks 21-30, and so on.
Feel free to use the plan, and to reblog this if you wish, and do let me know if you find it useful, or want to share any of your writing exercises or session plans, or just have any comments you want to make.