Spring Writing Exercises

This post will help you respond to the following Spellbinder Instagram post. “Challenge yourself with a constrained writing exercise this spring. Here are some examples: write a haiku about new beginnings and or/rebirth; write a 500-characters memoir about springtimes past; write a fiction piece without ever using the letter ‘S’.” Here in the UK, we… Continue reading Spring Writing Exercises

Witches and Wizards

This post will offer some guidance to help you respond to the following Spellbinder Instagram prompt, and will be especially useful for script writers. Write a scene or a script about a modern witch or wizard. Explore this unusual character, their dreams and fears, and how they navigate the world. Delve into the stark contrast… Continue reading Witches and Wizards

Magical Matter

This post will offer some guidance to help you respond to the following Spellbinder Instagram prompt, and will be especially useful for fiction writers. Write a fiction piece about a magical but otherwise ordinary looking object. How is it magical? How did it become that way? Who will find out about its secret powers? Will they… Continue reading Magical Matter

Crazy Collage Creatures

This post will offer some guidance to help you respond to the following Spellbinder Instagram prompt, and will be especially useful for artists. Draw or paint a creature which is a mix of unrelated things. Here are some examples: sand + frog, plant + octopus, fluff + dinosaur, peach + llama. Have fun and come… Continue reading Crazy Collage Creatures

Finding the Unidentifiable

This post should inspire you to think creatively in relation to the following prompt and is especially targeted at script writers. Create a scene where characters feel a spiritual or unidentifiable energy and interact with it. Play with how the different characters react and express their opinions and beliefs surrounding the existence and authenticity of… Continue reading Finding the Unidentifiable

Finding the Lens

This post should inspire you to think creatively in relation to the following prompt and is especially targeted at photographers. While you are on holiday, try and explore the artistic potential of the places and views you see with the aim to produce holiday pictures that are different and unique.  Suggestions for Photographers Finding a… Continue reading Finding the Lens

Slipping into strangeness

This post should inspire you to think creatively in relation to the following prompt and is especially targeted at fiction writers. Write a surrealist poem or flash fiction piece. To do this, you can first write your piece as you would normally do. Then, you can play with it by swapping words or part of… Continue reading Slipping into strangeness

Dramatic Characters

This post should inspire you to think creatively in relation to the following prompt and is especially targeted at stage and screen script writers. Write a detailed bio for two opposing characters. Make sure you clearly know what they want and need! Once you have done this, try placing your characters in an everyday situation.… Continue reading Dramatic Characters

Springtime Thoughts

This post should inspire you to think creatively in relation to the following prompt and is especially targeted at creative nonfiction writers. Write or draw about something that makes your heart soar this spring. Are you planning a road trip? Do you finish university soon? What excites you about the near future? Suggestions for Nonfiction… Continue reading Springtime Thoughts