42 is the Right Answer, Day 14

Betty and Chess being distracting sToday, by way of your Day 14 creative writing prompt, you’re going to be an Agony Aunt.

Dear Auntie,

I am finding isolation very trying and it seems to be sapping my creativity. Although I have time to write, I find myself occupied with other trivial pastimes instead. I am spending too much time in the kitchen and have discovered an otherwise hidden talent for baking with yeast, which is not good for my waistline. The kitchen is the best room in the house for the Internet, so I often sit there to write, but I’m finding the distractions too draining. As you know, I’m not allowed to leave the house. Any suggestions?


Jaded Scribe


This is an opportunity for you to write about the process of writing. Suggest an ideal time and place, where to find ideas (!), what you might like to be writing, how you can make your time productive. Feel free to wax lyrical about the ideal creative space.

Writing about writing can sometimes take you to unexpected places. See if you can produce a 600-word letter in response to the one above.

Did you know George Bernard Shaw wrote in a shed in his garden which could be rotated to follow the sun? He called it ‘London’ so the maid could truthfully turn away visitors by telling them GBS was in London. The shed was in Hertfordshire, which even I know is a good way from London city.

Back to Basics – if you need to catch up, it began here

I intend posting prompts here each day (until May Day) at 5pm – alive at five (Dublin time).