More creative writing tips
Spend a day writing single words to describe the events of the day and the things you see and experience. Use these words to springboard into a story or poem.
Write the life of your hands. What have your hands done? What have you touched? What would you like them to do in the future?
Make a list of the smells from childhood. Make a list of the colours and shapes you remember. This could be the start of something special!
Write a page of lies. ‘The moon is green.’ ‘My sister travelled from Invercargill to Auckland on a broomstick.’ If you come up with a great lie, elaborate further…
Write about the most unusual person you have ever met. Go into detail, mining any details, adding the ones you don’t know.
Once upon a time…write a ‘fairy tale’ from your own life.
Try to write for at least 10 minutes. You might be surprised with the creative ideas you come up with!