Writing Prompts

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Weekly inspirational image with questions and an invitation for you to tell me (and others) your story.

Writing Prompt: Afternoon Tea

April 17, 2021

Continuing the Iconically British theme, what could be more quintessentially British than a pot of tea? Us Brits love a good cup of tea … Feel sad? Have a cuppa. In shock? Have a cuppa. Feeling chilly? Have a cuppa. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough …

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Writing Prompt: Urban Fox

April 10, 2021

Last week, we started a new theme for the inspirational image writing prompts, being “iconically British”. Today’s image shows one of Britain’s most iconic mammals, the fox. Seen both in rural communities and in urban areas, the fox is a rarely seen but well known species of the UK. This beauty is photographed snuggled on …

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Writing Prompts: Telephone Box

April 3, 2021

Today, we start a new theme on the inspirational image writing prompts. The new theme will be “Iconically British” and will feature a variety of images which capture Britain. Today, we start with the iconic British red telephone box. “The phone is an instrument of intrusion into order. It is a threat to control. Just …

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Writing Prompts: Spring is Springing

March 27, 2021

Last Saturday was the official start of Spring. Whole new beginnings. Lighter nights. Better weather (well we can hope). So, today’s image is all about Spring. This image was taken in a little copse of trees near to my parents house. I used to play here when I was a child, and I love how …

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Writing Prompts: Doorway to Who Knows Where

March 20, 2021

This beautiful old door is in a wall in the gardens of Lanhydrock NT near Bodmin, Cornwall. I love this door as it reminds me of The Secret Garden. I’d love to know what’s hidden away behind the door. Don’t you? “The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be …

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Writing Prompts: Doorway to the Light

March 13, 2021

I love this doorway image. The bright sunshine is a complete contrast to the cool dark of the stone interior. This image was taken at Godolphin NT on a lovely summer’s day. “Have you ever peeked through a secret keyhole and witnessed your own great light, hidden away behind locked doors? Did you know that …

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Writing Prompts: Engine House Windows

March 6, 2021

Continuing with the theme of doors and windows, today we have some historical industrial windows as the inspiration for our writing. This is the iconic engine house that sits at Wheal Coates near St Agnes in Cornwall. If you’ve watched Poldark then this stretch of coastline will be well known to you. This image is …

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Writing Prompts: Hobbit Door

February 27, 2021

This exceptionally cute door (and window) is a display house at the Hidden Valley Discovery Park near Launceston in Cornwall. This is a great place to take children if you happen to be on holiday in that area (Covid travel restrictions permitting of course). As well as being set in beautiful surroundings, it’s full of …

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Writing Prompts: Cobwebbed Window

February 20, 2021

This fabulous leaded and stained glass window is in an outbuilding at Godolphin NT near Helston in Cornwall. This property had some fabulous doors and windows and a few of them will feature over the coming weeks. This window in particular caught my eye with the light shining through it which captured the intricacies of …

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