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Coffee break exercise: Libraries

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Libraries are a writer's natural habitat - and the prompt for this week's creative writing exercise!

Set the timer for five minutes and free-write or create a mind-map about libraries. Think about libraries in old country houses, your school library or the one in your local town.

Free-write for the next five minutes about anything that could happen in a library. For the remaining time, create the first draft of a poem or story.

 

Read novelist Milly Johnson's account of how her writing career got off the ground thanks to her local library.

 

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