At the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School this year, Liz Hurst presented a short course entitled Writing Intimate Scenes. In Part Two of the course, she challenged participants with a ten-minute exercise to write a short piece about a woman who was aware that she was being observed by a not-very-secret spy camera in her own home. She determined to give the observer the show of his life. To add to the challenge, Liz added that no clothes were to be removed during the scene.
Those who dared were asked to step up to the microphone and read their attempts out to their fellow students.
I have tidied up my response to her exercise and I intend to publish it here on my blog in the next 24 hours. If you want to read it, you will need a password. This is set to protect the innocent. Please use my Contacts page or send me an email if you would like the password.