Author: James Whitman (page 1 of 2)

Lazy [insert generic swear word] Some Random Bloke (from his car window)

Disrupting Your Muse: Crossing the Streams (Part 2 of 2)

This term at Hendon Writers, we’re shaking up what and how we write. These workshops are ideal for writers stuck in a rut, writing stories about the same old themes, with the same old characters doing the same old stuff.

Today’s exercises draw inspiration from Romanitas, a photography exhibition by John Kippin. The collection is both a visual document of a specific period of Italian history (i.e. the fascist ‘20s and ‘30s), and a fascinating series of juxtapositions between people and place, making them fertile material for us writerly types.

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And Nothing is very strong: strong enough to steal away a man’s best years not in sweet sins but in a dreary flickering of the mind over it knows not what and knows not why… from The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Disrupting Your Muse: Crossing the Streams (Part 1 of 2)

This term at Hendon Writers, we’re shaking up what and how we write. These workshops are ideal for writers stuck in a rut, writing stories about the same old themes, with the same old characters doing the same old stuff.

Today’s exercises draw inspiration from the BP Portrait Award exhibition (currently at Sunderland Museum), but you can easily adapt them to any images of people.

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