The Heart of Writing

Helping you to connect with the writer within

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” – Gustave Flaubert

April 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Photo Prompt

Use this photo to write a story or a poem. Develop these two characters, look at their body language – what is going on between them? Take in their surroundings. … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Photo Prompt

Use this photo to write a story or poem. How does it make you feel when looking at this image? What thoughts come to mind? Do any characters enter this … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Reading Challenge – First Quarter

This year, I aim to top my 2014 total of 41 books, and I have most of the year ahead of me to achieve it. In January, I started off … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Story Prompt

Imagine that you are walking along this path, or create a character that is doing so. What are you/they thinking about on this walk? Conjure up an inner monologue that … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Five Minute Poetry

This is a simple and fun poetry exercise to try: Take one of your most favourite possessions and write an ode to this object. Happy Writing!

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment
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