Friday, 23 April 2010

Are you stuck for something to write?

We've all been there. You want to write, you are all fired up to put words down. But you can't think of anything to write about. As soon as you have a subject or a title, you'll be away.

You cast around the room, looking for inspiration. There isn't any.

You stare out of the window, hoping something will jump out at you. Nothing moves.

You have a cup of tea and rail at the unfairness of it all.

Well, below are a couple of titles. One or more of them might just waken your Muse and start the creative juices flowing. It doesn't matter what they inspire: short story, article, novel, play, screenplay. All that matters is, you're under way.

You might find your finished piece bears no discernible relation to the title given. So what? You might not even use the title in your final version, but it will have set you off and that's enough.

And when you've written your piece, why not bring it along to one of our circle workshops, read it out and get some constructive criticism that will help improve it, and maybe even help you sell it.

You can find out about the workshops, and all other details of the circle by emailing our chairman, Hilary at

Now for those titles. I'll put up three or four suggestions every week from now on:

1. The long journey home.

2. Autumn Love

3. Sorry I'm late, sir...

4. A work of art.

Let me know if any of these inspires anything.

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