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Spambot Word Salad Writing Prompts

31 Dec

penismighteirSo, my New Year’s Resolution is to write more.

One of my favourite writing exercises – which I’ve inflicted on various creative writing groups and workshops I’ve run is Spambot Word Salad Writing Prompts.

It goes like this: when I did creative writing at uni (UEA, don’tchaknow), they were very fond of creative writing prompts which went ‘this thing – ten minutes – go!‘ No editing, no agonising, just write something. Here’s your prompt to set you off, now get it on the page and see where it goes. I call it a splat-draft.

It’s a good way of breaking through writer’s block Continue reading