This is our Story Archive - a collection of pieces prepared for, created at or inspired by RWC nights. Thank you to everyone who has shared their work here - we hope you find something you enjoy!
If you'd like to read more, we published our 40th Anniversary Anthology in 2019 - you can buy it in paperback or for Kindle here: Buy it from Amazon
Voyages of Discovery:
The last weekend in September is always the Royston Arts Festival (organised by Creative Royston) In 2018 Royston Writers' Circle embraced the festival theme, Voyages of Discovery, by dedicating a "write on the night" session to the subject. You can read some of the pieces that began that night below. Thank you to everyone brave enough to share their work!
STOP PRESS: Congratulations to Carolyn (Winner, Non Fiction, 18+) and April (Runner-up, Non Fiction, 18+) for their success in the Festival Creative Writing competition! You can read all of the winning entries here. What a talented town!
Dream, Dream, Dream: You wake up from a very vivid dream and realise that something is different
Write a story with the first line and last line provided...
A story choosing one of the following titles: 'Pills, pastes and potions', 'Mist, murk and Monday morning', 'Whistle while you work'
A Christmas Carol...
Instructive! write an instruction manual as a story
My Life in Films write a story loosely based on a film plot - we have to guess which film it is you have based your story on
Write an historical tale...
Inspired by listening to the opening passage from The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
A story inspired by a visit to Barrington Quarry
Hold the Front Page: Look in the newspapers for an absurd or striking story. Develop it into a fictional story with one crucial twist- put your mother or father in as the protagonist or transfer events to their home.
Write an obituary...
A story choosing one of the following titles: Thursday morning, 4am: Shoes in the Charity Shop: The Betrayal
“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” - Jack Kerouac