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Scarecrow

 

This week’s prompt by Jude.

The scarecrow featured is one of a number located in the Chew Valley, near Bristol as part of a contest. This one is outside ‘The Pony and Trap’ gourmet pub. Write a piece about him (Clue: guardian of the Galaxy). Or any other scarecrow you remember. Or have made yourself.

 

 

Art as Inspiration

A creative writing workshop with Alex and Jude in the Pavilion room at  Hall and Woodhouse  in Bath

10.30 – 12.30, Tuesday 3rd October

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Maximum 12 people

Paintings have always inspired writers. The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier is one example. The author saw the painting by Johannes Vermeer when she was nineteen years old. ‘The Goldfinch’, by Donna Tartt is another celebrated novel inspired by Carel Fabritius’s painting of the same name. In Sunlight or in Shadow’ is a collection of seventeen short stories inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper,by well known authors including Stephen King, Joyce Carole Oates and Robert Olen Butler.

In this workshop we will use paintings as prompts, not only to spark ideas for fiction, but to think about how to look more carefully into paintings and  ‘read’ them.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced writers, this workshop will get you writing.

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Prickles

 

This week’s prompt by Jude.

The bees love teasels. And so do I. But they are prickly. Write about a prickly relationship between two people. Friends, lovers, siblings, parents and children.  Or connect with the ‘tease’ in teasels and write about a time when you enjoyed being teased. Was there a prickly element to it?

Want to get more inspiration for writing? Come to our autumn series of writing sessions. Beginning Thursday 22nd September at Brown’s Bistro, Bath.  More details and to book  here.

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