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!

Friday, 12 March 2021

Picture post

 You know the drill - choose one of the pictures and write about it. Probably best to make some notes on what you see in the picture - that makes you really look at it. Then think about what the person/people are thinking and feeling: what led up to the situation in the picture, what might follow? Or the one with the window might inspire you to remember a holiday - always good at the moment to take us somewhere else for a while!

Saturday, 6 March 2021



Jewellery. It's been important to us for many thousands of years: I was watching Janina Ramirez's Raiders of the Lost Past last night, and it featured the skeleton of a child, discovered in the foundations of a five thousand year-old city in Turkey; round her wrists were two little bracelets made of beads.

I'm sure you have a collection, large or small. Choose one piece, describe it, and write about it - how you acquired it, what it means to you, what memories attach to it.

Or, if you'd rather, write a story that centres on a piece of jewellery.