What's it about?

This blog has a very specific purpose: it's a place to post prompts for creative writing during the time of the lockdown. Initially it was for the use of my writing group, as we cannot for the time being meet in person - but I want to open it up to anyone who'd like to have a go at creative writing. I very strongly believe that writing is good for you: while you're writing, you're off somewhere else - you've escaped! And that can only be a good thing during lockdown.

Do sign up to be notified by email when a new prompt is posted - usually on Thursdays - and I would love to hear how you're getting on in the comments. Have fun!

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Let's go for a walk...

One thing we can still do at the moment is go for a walk, and what a blessing that is! But we are limited to places close to home; this will be an opportunity to walk further afield - even if only in your dreams! 

(Of course, if you want, you can choose a walk you're enjoying at the moment. The picture below, for instance, shows the beginning of my usual walk.)


So, what I would like you to do is to take us on one of your favourite walks. Try to remember the sounds you heard, the scents you smelt, as well as what you saw: really put yourself there, in that place - and that way you'll take us there too.


Photographs can be useful prompts. The one above is of a street in Lucca in Italy - the walk doesn't have to be in the countryside.

The walk can become a story, if you like. You could use the character you created last week if that works. Ask yourself questions: what was the character doing there? How were they feeling - excited? Apprehensive? Worried? What was round the corner? Who, or what, did they meet? What happened next?

Or it can be a recollection, a memory. Your choice.

Have fun!

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