Finding Inspiration for your Writing
- When you are out and about, try finding inspiration for your writing in the second hand and charity shops. Jot down a few interesting items which you are almost sure to find there. Who owned that item? How did it get it? Why do they not want it any longer?
- Look at the assistants working in the charity shop. Can you find a character tag, something you could say about them to ‘get them in’ as a character if you were writing about them?
Choose an item that you have, or might have seen in a charity shop.
Write a story about how it came to be there.
Bring the item to life and tell its story in the first, or third person.
Write a short story about someone working in a charity shop. How and why did they come to be doing this? What is their back story?
Write about ‘A Day in a Charity Shop’. This might be an ideal topic to use to try your hand at a humorous story, it could be a poignant tale or it might even be a mystery involving a ‘lost’ or ‘stolen, or unexpectedly valuable item ….
The possibilities are endless.
Share and discuss your work.
Category: Group Session. Tags: Writing, Imagination, Starting points, Short stories