"Having tried the Say it with creative writing exercises, I realise I am more willing to try new things and put aside any misgivings or preconceptions"
Have you ever wondered how authors come up with stories? One starting point is to create a character. 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 prose.
You can then choose to follow ‘Who am I? - Part 2’ which encourages you to explore the character you have created in greater depth.
Writing about characters in paintings:
You can spend as long or little time as you like on each exercise.
All exercises are split into stages so you can complete them over a period of time, whether that’s a morning or afternoon, or a week or longer. We suggest you make yourself a tea or coffee and enjoy the time to yourself, immersed in the exercise of your choice. Take as many breaks as you need. Remember it’s a good idea when doing a creative exercise to have a break from it and come back to it with fresh eyes.