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Friday Picture Writing Prompt – who knows where it will lead…

There’s a certain slant of light,on winter afternoons,That oppresses, like the weightOf cathedral tunes Emily Dickinson Using the image and the poem as a springboard, create an atmospheric passage of … Continue reading

July 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

START THE WEEK with a creative writing exercise – reclaim the word NICE

Hope’ is the thing with feathers –That perches in the soul –And sings the tune without the words –And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the … Continue reading

July 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Read Anything You Want. Just Read, says Matt Haig QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Read Emily Dickinson. Read Graham Greene. Read Italo Calvino. Read Maya Angelou. Read anything you want. Just read. Books are possibilities. They are Escape Routes. They give you options when … Continue reading

March 3, 2019 · 2 Comments

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: Synaesthesia

What colour is the letter “A”? What does the number “1” taste of? About 3% of the population have synaesthesia and live in a world of extra sensations. For many … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 2 Comments


Personification gives objects or abstract concepts a human voice or quality. We all use it in everyday speech: time races by, shoes kill us, the wind moans. Advertisers use it, … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: psychological horror

PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR can take a magnifying glass to the conflict that exists within us – the battle between good and evil – as in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

MONDAY creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. DESCRIPTION

This a great exercise for the days when you have no time to write. When you’re in the kitchen preparing dinner you can jot down ideas while the pasta is … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 4 Comments