So today’s writing prompt, number 20, is what I call…The Spiral.
I think I came up with this about 10 years ago. I’ve used it many times, both personally and in writing workshops I’ve offered, and it’s got a bit of magic.
Yesterday I had a real low. A climb in your bed at midday, try to sleep this bad dream of a world away etc etc I’m sure we’ve all had hide under the duvet times. This prompt is one of the things I turn to, when I’m struggling, both personally and/or with my writing. So here goes. If you want to give it a go, but the explanation isn’t clear, get in touch. If you have a go, and you get something out of it, it would be lovely to know.
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Blessings all. Welcome to – The Spiral.
1: Take a blank piece of paper, and draw a spiral, from the outside in, in a clockwise direction.
2: Take two distinct breaths. Breath in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out.
3: Now write in the spiral (beginning at the start) any word/words that come to you. There is no theme, no need for in to make sense, just the first word/words that come to you.
4: Now breathe again, two distinct breaths. Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out.
5: Now write again, whatever word/words come to you. No need for it to connect in any way with what you’ve already written.
6: Repeat this process (breathing, writing, breathing, writing…) until you’ve written your way into the centre.
7: Stop. Pause. Feel into that centre.
8: Turn the page and write, whatever comes.
😉 Ready? Steady! Write! 🙏❤️
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