Build Your Confidence - Who Am I? (Part 1 and 2) - Creative Writing


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Who am I? Part 1

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Who am I? Part 2

"I think what Start2 has to offer is fabulous. It educates people in to understanding how to read emotions and to empathise rather than criticise. This is one of life’s essential tools we should all have. I also like how it subtly involves spiritual practices without preaching. "

Have you ever wondered how authors come up with stories?
Learn how to develop characters and create stories using artworks as a starting point.
In the following exercises we will show you some techniques for creating characters and stories inspired by paintings of people.

By the end of Who am I – Part 1 you’ll have created a short poem and a piece of writing.
You can then choose to follow ‘Who am I? - Part 2’ which encourages you to explore the character you have created in greater depth.

Wellbeing benefits:

Feel close to others

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to learn to put myself in ‘others shoes.'
I want to relate to people better.


Part 1: 30-40 minutes.
Part 2: 30-40 minutes.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own or with others.

Where can I do this activity?

Follow online using our Virtual Gallery.

How often can I do this activity?

Do this activity over and over - using a different choice of artwork as inspiration.

What do I need?

  • A pen/pencil
  • Paper

Did you know?

Empathy is the ability to see and value what another person is feeling or experiencing, and is often described as ‘stepping in someone else’s shoes.’  It is crucial in building relationships and maintaining friendships.

"I really enjoyed doing this writing activity because it gave me a different way of looking at art and also a new way in coming up with ideas for writing."

Workshop participant

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