‘The Right to Write!’ by The City of Leicester College First Story Group

When it comes to writing, it is not unusual to find your creative flow disrupted by a fear of making mistakes or getting things wrong. Today’s Friday Story offers the perfect remedy to this quandary: a playful manifesto written by the First Story students of The City of Leicester College, it sets out principles that promote the fun, enjoyment and freedom of creative writing.

The Right to Write!
As writers, we have the right…
To make as many mistakes as we want and write messy, scribbling over the page…
To not feel pressured about our writing…
To put characters in difficult and emotional situations…
To excite the reader with our words…
To express ourselves, setting no limitations on our imaginations or on what we can write…
To let our minds take flight…
To express our views without being judged…
To discuss controversial topics in our work…
To sit how we choose…
To not make sense to anyone else…
To not be censored…
To write something that we love, and that other people love as well…
And to help others with their fears and courage…
Because we have the right to write, obviously!

By Tasneem Kahn, Jamil Farrah-Awad, Maria Umar, Mohammed Abdoel, Ayaan Hassan, Samifa Rahman, Salha Zakir, Karina Bhansar, Nia Nisbett, Sumayyah Nadhir, Shanice Daji, Yasmin Vaiya, Aaliyeh Muhamed, Bhavini Quessou, Mohomed Akeel, Bhismaa Butt and Zaynab Houssein

 

Click here to download a PDF version of ‘The Right to Write’

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