Alvin carried Ro’s theme from our last workshop one step further – write a whole Chapter One was his instruction. But this was Alvin, so it was never going to be that simple. We each had to pick two characters from the drawings/photos he provided, one to represent evil, the other good. Needless to say, the pictures were outlandish, sexist, bizarre and huge fun. Our first chapter had to ‘create pain and suffering for the good person, and latent wrongdoings for the evil person.’ The giggle level was high, but seventeen people got their heads down and wrote seventeen Chapter Ones – and yes, they were all outlandish, sexist, bizarre and huge fun! Which just about sums up the workshop. Great stuff, Alvin!
Next week’s optional theme: War Games. See you there. Sally