HOME     ABOUT ME     PUBLICATIONS     COURSES/WORKSHOPS     CRITIQUE SERVICE     LINKS     BLOG     CONTACT

Writing Inspiration – June

Inspiration is all around you. Take time to slow down for a few minutes every day and just observe what is going on around you. I find characters for my stories and poems on trains and buses, in cafes and in museums and libraries.

Carry a notebook wherever you go. Jot down any brief details that engage the senses – colours, sounds, smells and textures. These all help to bring a story or poem to life.

Collect things – or the memory of them. Buy a postcard with an inspirational message. What sort of person would keep this on their desk? Notice things like a lost pendant or a bicycle with two flat tyres. What if those things aren’t what they appear to be?

Play the ‘what if’ game. For instance – what if you changed your name for a day?

Get creative and remember there are no mistakes – only creative accidents that can lead you in a new direction.

 

 

Write a Comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>