Coffee break exercise: Grow an idea


24 June 2022
Expand on the seed of an idea in this week's creative writing exercise

Start with something small. Perhaps a name, or a precise location. Or a scrap of clothing. A pebble or a leaf, or a song title. You decide.

Now, start to think about how you could work from this starting point to create something bigger.

Make a chart. Work outwards from the idea and see where your thoughts take you.

For instance: Football - boots - player - childhood - first match - went with grandad - lifeong supporter - always wore cap - miss him - he taught me how much loyalty meant.

Once you taken your idea from seed to bigger picture, start writing.

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