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Coffee break exercise: Clouds

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Watch the sky to find new inspiration for your work in our latest creative writing exercise

Take a few moments to look at the sky outside your window. What is it like? Set the timer for three minutes and write a brief description. Could you use this as metaphor for how one of your characters feels? For instance, storm clouds could indicate an approaching argument or anxiety about a loved one on a journey by sea. If you’re looking at a vibrant sunset maybe this could indicate the passion of lovers who are reunited at the end of a difficult separation.

Use the remaining time to map out more of the story.

 

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