Valentine's Day writing exercise

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14 February 2018
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Look back to your first love for inspiration for our special Valentine’s Day coffee break creative writing exercise

 

Look back to your first love for inspiration for our special Valentine’s Day coffee break writing exercise

Think about the first person you fell deeply in love with. It doesn’t matter if you met them when you were sixteen or seventy. For the first five minutes, write down the reasons you fell in love with them. What were the special qualities that made you fall for them?
In the next ten minutes, write them a love letter in whatever writing style you love most. It could be in the form of a poem, a piece of short fiction, a snatch of dialogue, or even an actual letter. Strive for writing that is emotionally honest rather than fall back on clichés.
It’s up to you whether you send what you’ve written to the person you’ve written it for, or keep it as your own secret of the heart.

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