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.

If you’d like to share your writing or your experience of this and other writing prompts, please do – in the comments section.

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Write & Thrive, new workshops – 2016

 STEVE'S logoWrite & Thrive 2016

From January 2016, Write and Thrive will be offering two new writing modules, in descART.es Lounge, Unit 1, The Exchange (next door to Matthews Yard). Advance booking is required.

The modules are designed to enable participants to build on learning from each workshop and develop from week to week.

Each module is self-contained. However, participating in both may provide additional benefit as one topic overlaps and enhances the other.

Modules are open to all, no prior experience is required.

Module 1 – Writing fiction: get started, keep going

Starts on Tuesday, 19th January 2016. 7-9 p.m. for 5 weeks

This module is designed to enable participants to start or return to writing fiction, helping to overcome barriers and develop a regular writing routine. The workshops are planned to encourage curiosity, experimentation and creative expression; helping participants to ignore the inner critic and unleash their creativity.

By the end of the module participants will have practiced techniques to generate ideas and material for writing fiction and have learned ways to establish a regular writing routine.

Cost: £50 per 5 week module (£40 for Matthews Yard members)

Book your place here


Module 2 – Stories of your life: writing for personal development, self-discovery & wellbeing

Starts on Tuesday, 1st March 2016. 7-9 p.m. for 4 weeks

An introduction to the many health and wellbeing benefits of writing. This module is an opportunity to reflect on, make sense of, remember and celebrate aspects of your life and to explore some of the support and wellbeing benefits that writing can offer. The workshops will provide you with the opportunity to develop a richer self-awareness, and experience writing as a flexible tool that can support you through life’s ups and downs.

Cost: £40 per 4 week module (£35 for Matthews Yard members)

Book your place here


Where can I find a workshop?

The workshops are running in descART.es Lounge, Unit 1, The Exchange (next door to Matthews Yard), CR0 1UH

Send me an email at writeandthrive@gmail.com if you’d like more information.