Tag Archives: Creative Expressions

Creative Expressions #15. Inspiration and creativity – Final Reflection on Inspiration

I have always found it interesting to reflect on what inspires me to write. Often it has had to do with a perceived audience. When I was writing for students I had particular students in mind for various character and … Continue reading

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Creative Expressions #14: Caribbean Island – Weekend Away

It was the weekend of the finals of the World Cricket Cup and my family were making our pilgrimage to Cricket Island to watch our team, The West Indies in their struggle against New Zealand. On the Island behind the … Continue reading

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Creative Expressions #13 – Bonfire

Image: Caerlynn Nash. The first weekend in June was cracker night. We all loved cracker night. Mum would purchase a bag of fireworks and dad would build a bonfire stack in the back yard and we’d all wait anxiously for … Continue reading

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Creative Expressions #12: Abandoned – My Mother

Image: Caerlynn Nash My mother went to the shops. Said she’d only be a minute. I was five. I waited and waited. Still I wait. When you are five and afraid you stay where you are left. At least I … Continue reading

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Creative Expressions #11: Point of view – The Tupperware Cupboard

This week, as a learning exercise to help understand point of view, I challenge you to write the same story from two perspectives. Choose two main characters, one settings, and one mini plot. Write two stories, one for each character. Maggie and Ben discuss … Continue reading

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