WORDS FLY PAST
Now you have tried out some word games, why not move on and try out some ideas for creative writing and poetry.
- First Describe a first. Your first kiss, your first kitten, your first day of school. Give it a beginning, middle and end. This can be a poem or prose.
- Dictionary Open the dictionary to a random page. Find a word that you do not know how to define. Write an imaginary definition for it.
- Magazine Puzzle Cut out interesting words, phrases, and images from a magazine. Spread them on a table and use them to write a poem or short story.
- Travel Find a world map, close your eyes and put your finger on a spot. Then imagine you visited that place. Choose to write about one of these – a strange/interesting/exciting/mysterious/romantic experience you had in that particular country.
- Sell a pet Write an advert selling a spider as a family pet.
- Dear me…. Write a letter to your future self. What do you want to say? What advice could you offer ?
Find the 7th book from your bookshelf. Open it up to page 7. Look at the 7th sentence on the page. Begin a poem that begins with that sentence and limit the length to 7 lines.
- Slogan You are acting as promoter to a politician. Write a slogan to encourage and persuade people to vote for him/her.
- I remember Start a paragraph with, “I remember…” and let your memories dictate what you write. It can be a poem or prose.
- Switch Persona Write a short story in the first person. Take on the persona of someone you admire or maybe an imaginary person with a different gender, nationality, and/or different age.
I hope you enjoyed these creative writing ideas. Let me know which one worked especially well for you and publish what you created on the ‘WordsFlyPast' Facebook page for others to enjoy.
Why not read them aloud to a family member or a friend. Ask them for their opinion. What did they like or dislike about the piece ? Was there a word or expression they especially thought conjured up a picture for them. Tell the person (or group even) how you got the idea and how you constructed your writing. Analysing and accepting reviews like this helps you to develop and improve your writing.