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Friday Prompt: Nature

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It’s cold and rainy and miserable here in London, the perfect time to think about nature. I’m going to give a wide range of specificity, and you can choose whichever level tickles your fancy today. At the broad level, you can just set a timer for five minutes and write down everything that pops into your head when you think of nature. Then pick one or two things and write about them.

If you’re looking for specificity, here’s a bit of a Year-8 creative writing exercise, but trust me, it works. No one has to know. Ready? Here goes: pick a natural object. It can be flowers on your desk, a pebble that came into the house with your shoe, that shell you picked up last time you visited the beach, whatever. If it’s readily available, you can take a minute to walk outside and pick something up. Now, set a five-minute timer and write about the object as continuously as you can and in as much detail as you can. Describe it: what colour is it? What texture does it have? How does it smell? Look at it closely, and describe minute changes to colour, texture, etc. How does it make you feel? What does it bring to mind?


Hey there! I would love to hear whatever you're willing to share that came from the prompt. Please comment below or click on the chat window, even if it's only to tell me that you've found this prompt useful (or ridiculous).

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