7 minute writes….getting creative quickly!

For many years I used the start of the school day as ‘thinking time’ – an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, even if it was for ten minutes.  I shared a writing prompt – a picture or words – and let my class write.  The children’s ideas could be shared with their table or as a class, but their was no pressure as writing could be refined at a later date.  These exercise books  became the equivalent of a writer’s notebook, where a multitude of ideas were stored.

These were the days before the creation of Pobble 365 (an amazing tool!) and I took great delight in saving thousands of images on Pinterest (it was an addiction at the time).

The evidence can be found in the link below…don’t judge me…

A couple of my favourite sites for my daily prompts were –

https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/category/writing-prompt/

http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/

I also stumbled across this quick video on one of the links and it clearly explains exactly what I was aiming to do but they refer to it as a ‘7 minute write’ which I like better than my ten and will use from now on!!

And now, just to indulge, I will shared some of my favorite images which have been the catalyst for some amazing writing….

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I hope you enjoy them!

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