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Instant inspiration: creative fruit

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Sow the seed of creativity with our latest coffee break exercise! This activity should only take fifteen minutes or so, and could leave you with a glut of inspiring ideas to work on.

Set your timer for five minutes. List – or create a mind map or spider diagram – anything to do with apples. So for example, your list might include:

    •    orchards
    •    blossom
    •    varieties of apple
    •    recipes
    •    fairy tales
    •    Garden of Eden
    •    Isaac Newton
Allow your imagination to travel!

For the next ten minutes, create a poem or the beginning of a story that is set in an orchard and/or features a recipe.

 

 

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