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.

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Thursday, 30 April 2020

Using an object

We have a guest! This is Jackie Marchant, who has made this lovely video about how to use an object as a starting point for a story. The video was originally made for children, but I think Jackie's suggestions will work for anybody. So do have a go - you can use the model of a train which Jackie talks about if you want, or choose an object of your own.

As Jackie suggests, there are all sorts of different ways you can go with this. You could write a story, or the object might trigger memories of a person or a place you might associate with it.

Anyway - over to Jackie!




Jackie's most recent book is a fantasy adventure, The Sword of Red. She has also written a series for younger children, about a character called Dougal Daley.

Dougal Daley
The Sword of Red


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