Coffee break exercise: Trees
Branch out and create some new characters with our latest creative writing exercise!
If possible go to a park where there are lots of trees. Choose three trees. For your first five minutes create a persona for each of them. For instance a silver birch tree might be a willowy blonde girl called Fenella, a gnarled hawthorn could be her elderly grandmother and an ash tree the young man who wants to be with Fenella.
What are the characters like? Do they trust each other?
For your remaining time, create a poem or the beginning of a story about the three characters.
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