3 minutes -Writing Tips: Cory Doctorow

In just 3 minutes, Cory gives a handful of useful tips for writing:   these include: write 250 words a day (approx 1 page) and that will be the length of a novel, over a year train yourself to write anywhere and everywhere, resist developing a particular place and circumstances before you write write evenContinue reading “3 minutes -Writing Tips: Cory Doctorow”

Collecting your thoughts

What would happen if you did a little sketch daily?  Or a little sentence?  And what if you didn’t hide them in a notebook, but PUT THEM UP on a wall, to see? I found this artist’s video interview today – she is talking about her exhibition (on urban decay) but she could have beenContinue reading “Collecting your thoughts”

1 Nov, Day 1 of Poetry challenge

Can you write a poem, today on the topic “NEW DAY“.  This is day one of the PAD (Poem a Day) challenge for November. If you’re taking part, interpret that how you will, and write a poem. (If absolutely uninspired by this given topic – I know I’m finding it a bit obvious, cliched andContinue reading “1 Nov, Day 1 of Poetry challenge”

October – daily Creative prompts

Continuing the experiment with creative prompts from Sketchbook Skool.  Here are your daily challenges for October, should you choose to accept this mission. Sketchbook Skool is an excellent provider of online drawing classes – find this list above and more info on their courses over at: https://sketchbookskool.com/blog/a-drawing-a-day-october-daily-drawing-prompts   Creative Prompts – what? Creative prompts areContinue reading “October – daily Creative prompts”

Creative Prompts for August

Feel you want to write or draw something, but just not sure what to tackle, today?  Or want fresh warmup challenges?  Sketchbook Skool have given a challenge a day for August! What do you mean – it’s a little bit late telling us this, August has started already?!  Do I hear dissension?  Verily, I raiseContinue reading “Creative Prompts for August”

Daily Discipline of an artist

Henri Matisse was a prolific artist – his firm daily discipline during his time at Riviera was: dawn: Club Nautique: row in canoe for 2 hours practise violin in apartment 9 a.m. start painting.  Work 3 hours. Lunchbreak.  Nap.  Then write correspondence – family and friends. 4 pm Restart painting, paint til daylight fades Draw withContinue reading “Daily Discipline of an artist”