Group Writing

The Phone Book

Begun: Alpha Year 4 (2006/2007)

A group story with a phone as the theme.

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Collection of Writing

Begun: Alpha Year 3 (2006/2007)

An anthology of writing – poetry or prose – on the subject of “music”.

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Group Novel

Begun: Alpha Year 3 (2006/2007)

An attempt to write a complete novel between all 15 members.

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Circular Book

Begun: Alpha Year 2 (2005/2006)

Each member contributes a single chapter based around a character, but including the character from the previous chapter so that the stories read in a circular fashion – it doesn’t matter where you start in the book, you can still read round to the beginning again.

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Cliffhanger

Begun: Alpha Year 2 (2005/2006)

Each participating member writes a story which ends on a cliffhanger. The next member has to pick up on the cliffhanger and write the next chapter… which again ends with a cliffhanger. And so on.

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Longitudinal Exercise #2

Begun: Alpha Year 2 (2005/2006)

Same principle as Longitudinal exercise #1

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Longitudinal Exercise #1

Begun: Alpha Year 1 (2004/2005)

A passage of writing is alternately expanded and contracted by each writer – leading to a “Chinese whispers” effect in which the final passage of writing bears little resemblance to the original!

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