To celebrate the World Cup, here’s a writing task set in Brazil. What finer backdrop to your own chase / hunt story? Grab useful describing words here. Get a story idea hereStart with a description: plan the locations you want to move through, place your obstacles, create helpers and set the weather. It gets hotter and darker as a thunderstorm rolls in from the sea. Think James Bond, Jason Bourne – any action hero you can imagine smashing up a city in a motorbike or sports car, then crashing through half-finished offices, leaping off scaffolding and slamming into concrete.

Copacabana (above). Cristo Redemptor statue (below).