What have you thought about today? Have you thought about putting the bins out? Have you pondered whether your kids will ever learn to empty the dishwasher? Perhaps you’ve wonder whether you should write in pen or pencil?
They’re all pretty mundane thoughts. Our lives are full of these minutiae, yet we don’t often stand back and reflect on them.
Looking within yourself; to your thoughts and ideas is what we need to do as writers. Bringing three things you’ve thought about today and writing them as sentences is a simple way to unlock the writing process. It really doesn’t matter how ordinary the thoughts are: the extra-ordinary can only stand out because it exists in a sea of the mundane.
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Rachel Clarke, Primary English Consultant