Writing Prompt: Wings of the Butterfly

We've all heard of cause and effect. You turn left instead of right and there is entirely different outcome that ripples into an infinite number of scenarios. Does this make writing easier or harder? Does the idea that you, as a writer can make anything happen make you paralysed with indecision or does it make... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Why do we write?

Although I have this blog, it's rare for me to encourage people to read my work outside of this platform. I've written stories, kept journals and written essays. It's rare for even my own family to know what's out there. Thousands and thousands words I've written and on the whole it is strangers. I've finally... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Brainstorm

Today is a bit of a struggle. I've been trying to figure out what to write about, but nothing is coming to me. I've spent the weekend relaxing and my brain has gone a bit lazy. So, I'm resorting to an old trick, word association. Start writing words at random until you have a few... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: A Brief History

Have you ever tired to jot down a your autobiography? How far back can you remember? This exercise is simple. Write out a list of all the major events in your life.  Try to add a timeline to these wherever possible. For instance: Got 100% on first science exam - age 11, had first crush,... Continue Reading →

Poem for the day

‘I like you calm, as if you were absent’  I like you calm, as if you were absent, and you hear me far-off, and my voice does not touch you. It seems that your eyelids have taken to flying: it seems that a kiss has sealed up your mouth.   Since all these things are... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Hated

There are some people who are in jobs that inspire venom. For instance, traffic wardens, tax collectors, politicians, lawyers, sports referees. Whatever we might think of these people and no matter how much you'd like to beat a traffic warden with a traffic cone or set a lawyer loose in the exercise yard of a... Continue Reading →

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