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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Sunday, 13 June 2021

Eric Ravilious

 This week, I'm posting some paintings by the wonderful Eric Ravilious. You've probably heard of him, but if you haven't, do look him up - he's worth finding out about!

As usual, write a story inspired by one of the pictures. If nothing comes to you straight away, just start by describing the picture and how it makes you feel, and see where that takes you.

Or get into the head of one of the people in the picture - or of someone looking at the scene if there are no people - and write a monologue about what they're thinking, how they're feeling. Has something happened? Is something about to happen?

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