Coffee-break exercise: Looking back


26 May 2023
How will you incorporate the idea of looking back in this week’s creative writing exercise?

Perhaps it might be a fictional scene where a character is thinking about something that happened in the past that has a bearing in the present. But it could also be poetry, memoir, life-writing or creative non-fiction.

It might be someone looking back at the way they have walked and reflecting eiher on their walk, or to take a wider view, on what brought them to that point.

How does the idea of ‘looking back’ spark your creativity? What words, feelings, associations and images do you attach to it?

Take five minutes to explore your thoughts and then free-write for ten minutes.


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