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Coffee break exercise: Moon

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Find your creative flow with this week's lunar-inspired writing exercise

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, and there's been a full moon and an eclipse.

For the first five minutes, jot down your impressions about this week's moon-related happenings. Did you see the eclipse? Were you affected by the full moon? Do you have any memories connected to the moon landings in 1969, or ideas relating to it? Scribble down any words and impressions that come to mind without trying to make them into sentences.

For the next ten minutes, use what you've written to start creating the beginnings of either a new poem, or the first paragraph of a piece of fiction, memoir or creative non-fiction.

 

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