Unlock Writer’s Block ~ task 288: meeting today’s word count – is it one step too far?

Today’s creative writing inspiration is another tuneful Tuesday option of the lyrical inspiration kind.  A song of contrasts, there are plenty of single lines which could offer inspiration for whole stories or poems in their own right, so I’ve included … Continue reading

Unlock Writer’s Block ~ task 286: All You Can Eat …

Today’s creative writing inspiration’s based on a happy family weekend gathering at a local Chinese restaurant.  Part of the fun was that it was (a) my birthday and (b) banquet night, but the important one of these where inspiration’s concerned is the whole … Continue reading

Unlock Writer’s Block ~ task 284: Those in the majority … are they though?

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Today’s creative writing inspiration comes from words spoken a few days ago on a radio programme, words which I’ve been pondering quite a bit. They were spoken by the inimitable Frankie Boyle, who was being interviewed by fellow Scot Kevin … Continue reading

Unlock Writer’s Block ~ task 281: Stay At Home Parent

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Today’s creative writing inspiration is all to do with being the one at home with the kids! Quite simply, whether you’re male or female, put yourself in the position of the opposite gender and imagine that you’re a single parent … Continue reading

Unlock Writer’s Block ~ task 279: … courtesy of a wind-swept garden!

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So, today’s creative writing inspiration’s literally taking inspiration from what’s going on around us … yes, these hideous storms!   Having spent at least two weekends and goodness knows how much cash repairing fences around both the back and front … Continue reading

Unlock Writer’s Block ~ task 276: Man About The House

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No, I’m not taking you right back to a 70′s sit-com (although you might want to go back there in your own time) … the title’s merely a teaser for today’s creative writing inspiration! From builders who don’t show, or … Continue reading

Unlock Writer’s Block ~ task 275: Word work ~ plenty to choose from?

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Just like last week’s, today’s creative writing word work is could be old-school (circa 1970s, if you’re thinking dubious meaty grub.  Alternatively there’s the modern, digital mailing option!   … or good old fashioned bargain  dinner definition: … and of … Continue reading