42 is the Right Answer, Day 16

Today’s Writing Prompt is: Change Write 350 words of flash fiction, or a 20-line poem inspired by this word. This is both a homonym (two different words with the same sound) and a homograph (two words with different meanings but the same spelling). So here we go: Loose change, change of circumstances, The Change, changing sides, change of scenery, sea change, sudden change, change of direction, change of heart, change of mind, change colour, change shape changing one’s tune, chop and change, make changes, change sides, change for the worse, change for the better, small change, change around, winds of … Continue reading 42 is the Right Answer, Day 16

42 is the Right Answer, Day 15

We’re going to your personal library for today’s creative writing prompt. Choose a book title at random and take that as your starting point for a new piece of work. You don’t have to base your writing on whatever the original book was about, just use the title as a stepping off point. To save you the bother of looking at your own books, here are some titles from my collection: Good Behaviour The Lonely Sea and Sky A Sense of Reality Burial Rites Memento Mori Breathing Lessons Wild Fire Second Fiddle Choose one (or several and mash them together) … Continue reading 42 is the Right Answer, Day 15

42 is the Right Answer, Day 14

Today, 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 … Continue reading 42 is the Right Answer, Day 14

42 is the Right Answer, Day 12

Your prompt today is Write a 500 word Journal Entry I suggest (if you haven’t already) you get into the habit of writing something in a journal while we’re busy being isolated/locked down/working from home/distanced from our usual social circle. It may prove interesting to look back on. Some famous keepers of journals include Anne Frank, Leonardo de Vinci, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Sir Isaac Newton, Andy Wahol and Kurt Cobain, although I’m not suggesting you keep a journal for future publication, only for your own amusement. I have kept a journal one and off for most of my adult … Continue reading 42 is the Right Answer, Day 12

42 is the Right Answer, Day 8

Your Day 8 Creative Writing Prompt: Respect Who has it? Who gives it? Who cares? Just for a change, I’m asking for an opinion piece today. Imagine you are writing for one of the ‘quality’, smart-arse magazines or newspapers. They want your unique take on what respect means to you and yours, in just 500 words.  This is personal, so write in the first person (‘I’ and ‘me’, ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’). Rant if you must, it might make you feel better in these trying times. To save you looking it up, the Oxford Dictionary definition of respect is: Noun … Continue reading 42 is the Right Answer, Day 8