for writers and readers….

START THE WEEK with a creative writing exercise and your main character is drunk…

Write two versions of the same scene. The setting is a work place and the main character is someone who turns up very, very drunk. First version: write in the … Continue reading

May 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

It’s all about your point of view…ART FOR WRITERS

This magnificent portrait is a linocut print made by Elizabeth Catlett in 1952. The Title is The Sharecropper. The halo created by the brim of the sharecropper’s sun hat, and … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

A Portrait made of layers – ART FOR WRITERS

Another striking portrait this week. This is by Syrian artist Aula Al Ayoub who usually paints women.  She starts three or four projetcs at a time and keeps alternating between … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

MONDAY CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE because it’s a good way to start the week – first person point of view

This exercise is about exploring first person point of view (I said, I thought…etc). You can work with any fairy tale you know well, but just in case your mind … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 1 Comment