The Ideas Box Instructions Find a box. Fill it with clips of text and photographs clipped from magazines and newspapers. Give your box a shake. Pull out two or more pieces. Lay the pieces out on the table and work out the connections. 6. Start writing.
Your memories contain the sights, sounds, feelings, tastes and smells of your original experience. To step back in time, focus on just one sense. Which sense to begin with? Ask yourself ‘What do I remember first?’ Is it an image, sound, smell or texture? Describe this first moment in detail to begin your journey intoContinue reading “Stepping back in time”
In this week’s newsletter: Mudlarking in Southwark; Dave Eggers takes a stand for small bookstores; Raymond Teller takes us back in time and into the future; and what I didn’t read this month Dear Original Writer, It has been a good month. Last Friday we had our physical ‘meetup’ in London when a bunch ofContinue reading “The Scribbler Newsletter – 3rd October”
The word ‘pretend’ has a bad press. We worry about doctors who aren’t doctors, builders who can’t build, teachers who aren’t qualified to teach. But the word ‘pretend’ comes from the Latin “praetendo” meaning to stretch forth, reach out, extend. Pretending allows us to believe we can do something new and different. Pretending allows usContinue reading “When all else fails ….pretend”
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