Yesterday I gave a workshop for Touchstones Creative Writing Group but rather foolishly forgot to take my usual photograph of the board! This blog post reflects on the session and there are a few creative writing exercises provided that you may wish to try. Alliteration, Assonance, Onomatopoeia I ran an alliterative icebreaker: “my name is Jennie, I like to … More Sound: Putting noise into words – writing exercises
Text to accompany poster for IALE UK 2016 conference. … More Does everywhere have stories? Does everywhere have “character”?
Last week, I gave a workshop on ‘Mapping Our Place’. This blog post reflects on the session and there are a few exercises that you may wish to try. The icebreaker did not quite go as well as planned; there was a bit of confusion as to passing on the meaning – this may have been to … More Mapping Our Place – writing exercises
There is magic in the everyday – the sheen of rain on the pavement, the crackle of leaves underfoot. The following writing exercises are to get you thinking about recognising the sparkle in the mundane or re-imagining something repetitive that you might do everyday. I gave a workshop on ‘Everyday Magic’ and here are some exercises that … More Everyday Magic – writing exercises
The following blog post is an extension of a poster presentation given at the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Programme Arts and Humanities Conference 2015 held on the 12th and 13th October at Keele University. Please click this link to view: poster for NWCDTP 2015. And follow the hyperlinks in the text below for more … More Does everywhere have stories?
Now that the snow has come and gone, and the snowdrops are coming through in profusion, it’s time for a poem. Healey Dell, on the outskirts of Rochdale and nestled in the Spodden Valley, is a popular beauty spot. However, it was once the scene of industry with the remains of cotton mills and a … More Poetry exercise – William “Bill O’ Jacks” Baron.