Connect to Nature Creative Writing

12.08.2020

Inspired by Clouds

Hello Everyone!
Hope you are all having a good week and looking forward to getting back to some creative writing activities. After launching this week’s blog posts on the theme of clouds with Monday’s cloud watching poem, I thought it would be nice to continue the theme for the creative writing tasks.

So this week’s creative writing tasks all have some form of links to clouds! Are you ready? Let’s begin!

Task 1: (5 mins) Let’s get creative and write about different forms of clouds. Choose one of the following themes from the list below and write ten words to describe an image spring to your mind.

  • Clouds of pollen
  • Clouds of butterflies
  • Clouds of flowers
  • Clouds of dust
  • Clouds of dragonflies

Task 2: (5 mins) Dew drops. Clouds form from water vapour rising from the ground. Often when we wake we find dew on the ground as a result of this process. Free write on the following theme for five minutes: Foliage and dew drops.

Task 3: (10 mins) Patterns in the clouds: Imagine going on a picnic on a hot sunny day. Clouds start to form in the sky. You lie down to watch them and suddenly notice an unusual shape that resembles something from nature. Write about what you see; here are some ideas to get you started: A giant acorn, a comma Butterly, sea horses, a large round apple!

Task 4: Look back through your writing today. Pick out five interesting words that stand out. Use them within a final peice of writing entitled ‘Rainfall on a sunny day’, see what happens!

Hope you enjoy these tasks! Don’t forget to email me your creative writing and pictures to: e.mckenzie1@yorksj.ac.uk

See you Friday for words and pictures.

Best wishes,
Emma

Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge (www.yorksj.ac.uk/converge) and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York (www.stnicks.org.uk) for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

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