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How to Start a Story by Jennifer Cornick

How to Start a Story by Jennifer Cornick

We’ve all been there, staring at a blank page wondering how to start the story that crept up on us in the middle of the night. The cursor blinking back at you, words refusing to appear on the screen. Or sitting in a café, staring at the cleanest page in your notebook, the pen categorically rejecting your attempts at telekinesis.

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Hell is The Lost Leg

Hell is The Lost Leg

This week's post title sounds like a story title in itself, but actually it's an intriguing composition of the following two stories: Hell is by Laura Weichselbaumer and The Lost Leg by Caroline Stevenson We hope you enjoy reading both these stories written by two...

The Fox by Emma Downey

The Fox by Emma Downey

‘There was a fox on the road, I nearly ran over the poor little fellow. Luckily I was inching along in the car because of the fog out. He just stepped out of the ditch in front of me, I’d say he thought he would have the road to himself in those early hours, he’s a...

All new Sunday Writers’ Club contributions

All new Sunday Writers’ Club contributions

Many thanks to Connie Phlipot and Jonathan Pickering for their contributions this week. We hope you enjoy reading their creative writing that came out of the Sunday writing sessions. And you are very welcome to leave a comment or share. Photo by Krzysztof Niewolny on...

Sunday Writers’ Club 1st Birthday Celebration

Sunday Writers’ Club 1st Birthday Celebration

Happy birthday! On Friday 27th September 2019, Sunday Writers’ Club celebrated its first birthday. It was a special evening, filled with memorable readings, rousing speeches, delicious Austrian cuisine, champagne (Prost!), and a splendid birthday cake! A big thank you...

Dragon Hunter Needed

Dragon Hunter Needed

Barely a day has passed since the Austrian national elections. While some may be cheering Sebastian Kurz and the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) for their win, and others are popping the bubbly and toasting Werner Kogler and the Austrian Green Party for their historic...

All New Sunday Writers’ Club Stories

All New Sunday Writers’ Club Stories

This weekend Sunday Writers' Club was back at Cafe Rüdigerhof in Vienna's 5th district. Just a short work from Naschmarkt, the cafe has long been a meeting place for Vienna's writers and artists. Built in 1903 in Art Nouveau style and replete with timeworn 1950's...

Sunday Writers’ Club is back!

Sunday Writers’ Club is back!

After the long summer break, Sunday Writers' Club is back! We're excited about the season of creative writing ahead, all the stories that will be written, reuniting with friends, meeting new participants, and the vibrant writing community we're building together. As...

Meditations on the Hill

Meditations on the Hill

When was the last time you soaked up the view from a hilltop? After reading Sandra Voelker's creative writing, you'll be inspired to do just that. Sandra's inspiration came from the Sunday Writer's Club Facebook prompt and photo below. Prompt: For this week’s writing...

Summer Reading 4

Summer Reading 4

Not quite the end of summer, but quite possibly our final Summer Reading post, we step back in time to a Spring morning in Stadtpark in Vienna. Maria Foldeaki was among the group of Sunday Writers strolling through the park, quietly observing and taking note. We...

Summer Reading 3

Summer Reading 3

In the midst of these hot August nights, we thought you'd appreciate some refreshing reading. This time we raise our summer Spritzer glasses to yet another very cool Sunday writer--Marianne Graninger for her creative writing contribution. Marianne wrote these...

Summer Reading 2

Summer Reading 2

With over a month until Sunday Writers’ Club returns from summer break, we thought we’d climb out of the swimming pool for just long enough to share some more writing with you. This time we’re pleased to present a creative writing collection from Patrizia Stiegler. On...

Summer Reading 1

Summer Reading 1

Even though Sunday Writers’ Club is on summer break, we thought we’d share with you some very recent writing from our Spring Sunday sessions. This time we’re pleased to present a few very short pieces from Tomer Donio. Tomer joined us for a number of Sunday sessions...

The Swimmer

The Swimmer

Many thanks to Sandro Kager for coming along to a recent Sunday Writers' Club session and writing this entertaining story: The Swimmer By Sandro Kager (Writing prompt: Write a summer story with a surreal twist titled "The Swimmer") Photo by Guduru Ajay bhargav from...

Pho 75

Pho 75

Have you ever tasted Pho, Vietnamese noodle soup? If not, after reading Connie Phlipot's latest Sunday Writers' Club contribution (below) you're bound to be curious. Creative Writing Comfort Food By Connie Phlipot Photo by Tranmautritam from Pexels I like to say that...

Tell the story….

Tell the story….

Back from our Easter break, we're excited to present yet another Sunday Writers' Club story.  This time Tamara Raidt has come up with a clever story inspired by the writing prompt: Tell the story of a wine stain.  We hope you enjoy the read. Journey of a...

A basket full of stories for Easter

A basket full of stories for Easter

Photo courtesy of Pexels. With Sunday Writers' Club now on Easter break, we're pleased to share with you here a colourful selection of recent stories coming out of our Sunday sessions. We hope you enjoy the read and wish you a happy Easter. The Girl at the River of No...

Creative writing in spring

Creative writing in spring

There’s been a flourish of spring writing activity at the Sunday Writers‘ Club. We’re proud to present here some of the most recent writing coming out of our creative writing sessions. Our participants are not only great people to hang out with on a Sunday morning;...

All new Sunday Writers’ Club contributions

All new Sunday Writers’ Club contributions

This week we're pleased to present two creative writing pieces coming out of the Sunday creative writing sessions. Thank you to both Jennifer Cornick and Marianne Graninger for sharing their writing with us. The Kiss By Marianne Graninger Kiss me like a stranger, like...

Farewell Winter

Farewell Winter

Looking out the window in Vienna today,  everything bathed in sunshine, winter seems a world away. But only a few days ago we were all reaching for our coats and hats and braving the wind to catch a tram or to hurry into the underground.  One of our talented...

Surreal Stories

Surreal Stories

Once again we're pleased to present some of the writing coming out of our Sunday creative writing sessions. This time one of our regular writers, Connie Phlipot, has explored a prompt for a surreal story. We hope you enjoy reading it! A Caryatid Comes down from a...

My Ikigai

My Ikigai

We're always excited to share the  writing coming out of our Sunday creative writing sessions in Vienna. The following uplifting Haiku was written by one of our very talented regulars, Evangelista (Njiru) Sie.  You can find out more about Evangelista here....

More Sunday Creative Writing

More Sunday Creative Writing

As always, we're proud to present the creative writing coming out of our Sunday writing sessions in Vienna. Thank you to Connie Phlipot for sharing her work with us all. Samovar By Connie Phlipot Photo by Fancycrave.com from Pexels The red sweetness of mid-summer, the...

Sunday Creative Writing

Sunday Creative Writing

Once again we're proud to present some of the writing coming out of our Sunday creative writing sessions. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as us. Many thanks to Connie Phlipot and Cece Donnerbauer  for sharing their writing with us. Do you know the feeling...

Stranded

Stranded

Our Sunday writers love getting up early to meet up and write together in any one of Vienna's cafes. Here's one of the writing prompts from our last Sunday session at Cafe Jelinek: Write a story about missing the last train. And here is how one of our talented regular...

The Humble Egg

The Humble Egg

25th January is Burns Night when the Scottish celebrate their favourite poet, Robert Burns, and eat their favourite meal, Haggis. In celebration of Burns’s famous poem ‘Address to a Haggis’ SWC member Patrick O’ Gorman honours his delicious egg. THE HUMBLE EGG By...

Sunday Writers’ Club is Back!

Sunday Writers’ Club is Back!

After a lovely Christmas break, Sunday Writers' Club is back! We're planning an exciting year ahead, visiting more charming Vienna cafes for our Sunday writing sessions, offering regular writing workshops, and so much more.  News to follow soon. In the meantime,...

Sunday Writers’ Club Christmas Break

Sunday Writers’ Club Christmas Break

Now some would argue a writer never stops writing, and we’re inclined to agree; but this time of year there are all those Christmas cards to write…and all that texting and tweeting and posting and posing (with Santa or Nikolaus) to be done.  Here in Vienna of...

Writing Your Name in the Snow

Writing Your Name in the Snow

By Anna Sophia Defant Snowfall in the city has always something magical to it. Especially when it comes early in winter – just about right for christmas time. The joy and happiness that comes with sparkling snowflakes is reflected by the eyes of children and everyone...

Sharing our writing 2

Sharing our writing 2

With only one session remaining before Sunday Writers' Club goes on Christmas break,  we thought it high time to post some more of our work. Thank you Connie Phlipot  and Padraig O' Gorman for sharing your writing with us all. Leaving By Connie Phlipot A...

Sharing our writing

Sharing our writing

With the first four creative writing sessions in Vienna behind us, we're proud to present some of our writing here with you. Thank you to Irena Ashcraft and Michael Dey for being the first! The Power to See By Irena Ashcraft If I were invisible, the secrets I would...

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