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Coffee break exercise: Bathrooms

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Having a wash can be a prompt for new work in this week's creative writing exercise

Set the timer for five minutes. Imagine a bathroom – either one you remember from childhood or a holiday or one that could belong to one of your characters. What is it like? What colours, sounds, smells and textures do you notice? Is there a window? If so, what can you see? What is the temperature like? What time of year is it?

For the next ten minutes, draft a poem or flash fiction story.

 

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