Writing prompt – field reporter

Next time you’re in a public place, make notes as if you have discovered something for the first time and want to capture all the details. What do you hear, see, smell, feel? Be specific.6654731147_e7698f0c47

Later, read through your notes, highlight words and phrases that interest you. Write these at the top of a new page. Using these as inspiration, write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – rewrite the news IV

Using one of the news headlines below as inspiration, write for at least 10 minutes  without editing or censoring.Exclusive Newspaper Headline Article Unique Special News Informa

‘WARNING OVER PINK BOTTLES WASHED UP ON BEACH’

‘SCOT ON TOP OF HIS GAME DOWN UNDER’

‘I’M SUING COPS FOR £30m’

 

The idea is to write something that matches the headline – your own version of events. Create the news! It can be anything.

You can’t get this wrong, just let the words come and see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – journal inspiration

Use your journal, as a source book for writing prompts. Look back on previous entries, make a note of words and phrases that catch your eye. Write these on the top of a fresh page and use them as a writing prompt.9355090806_80b6faabc7_z

Write for at least 15 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – cafe observations

Go to to a cafe. Listen, observe. Make notes. Be specific: the thinning grey hair; the yapping dachshund; the coffee cups without handles. Read through your notes, highlight words and phrases that interest you. Write these at the top of a new page. Using these as inspiration,
write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – what are you thinking?

Notice your thoughts. Sit quietly for 5 or 10 minutes. Notice the thoughts that arise. At the end of this period, quickly make a note of what you can remember.

thoughtsCircle words , phrases or ideas that interest you. Write them at the top of a new page.

Now write for at least 10 minutes using these words as inspiration. Write without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – Post apocalypse

Take a notebook to a public place. Observe  for a while. Make a note of what might change, in a post-apocalyptic world.  Now answer the following questions:Natural-History-Musuem-London

  • What causes the apocalypse?
  • What remains, one year on?
  • What’s the biggest challenge for survivors?
  • What, if anything, is positive about this post-apocalyptic world?

 

Imagine yourself as a survivor. Write for at least 15 minutes, without pausing to edit or censor. Let it flow, see where it takes you.

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