Three years ago I bought a book in Tampa which is meant to be a great for creative like minds and for the past three years I have made it my New Years Resolution to complete it. The book is called 642 Things To Write About by The San Francisco Writers Grotto. I never got round to writing many of them so what’s a better way then getting through them then writing a few as an article each week! Enjoy.
567. Write a message in a bottle. Write about the person who finds it.
A message is found in a bottle, the message is an SOS letter saying someone is stuck on an island and they desperately need help and that they will make a SOS out of huge trees on the beach so that they can be found. The person who finds the message in the bottle is actually the original person who wrote it as the sea has pushed the bottle back 2 years later.
568. Begin with ‘It didn’t seem like much at the time….’
It didn’t see like much at the time but that is what memories happen to do – when you think of something you tend to highlight certain areas a lot more then others and remember them in a more dramatic and effective way.
569. Write from the point of view of a person who has synthesia ( a condition in which one type of sensory stimulation evokes a different sense, as when bearing a sound produces the visualization of a colour.)
I smell the colour of blue, it smills like the sea, I feel the sound of music, it vibrates through my veins, I taste the touch of someone I adore.
570. The most painful letter you’ve ever had to write
I don’t think I have had to write a letter but I usually express emotions in my poetry.