Here are some examples of my writing to illustrate
the topic we’re discussing.
On this month’s “How to Write…” page, we show how keeping a writer’s notebook helps with finding inspiration.
Here's an example from my own notebook.
First you'll see the notes I took sitting in the park on a visit to Windsor.
Second, a poem I wrote at a later date, based on those notes.
The water crown in Windsor Park
a symphony of splashes
a constant concerto of water music.
a public recognition of royalty.
The jets, erupting from the grey concrete plinth
parade to a persistent rhythm,
with the orbs - sentries stationed around the edge.
The March sun battles through the water mesh
a momentary eclipse,
sullen crackling and insistent sissing.
The wind creates stains upon the marble
creating wet dust to catch the unwary.
And a little boy
in his winter uniform
hood up against the critical spray
his feet wobbling
walks around the edge.
A slow march of independence
as others look on.
I hope you can see, how simply recording the sights, sounds and feelings on that day in Windsor became a source of inspiration for creative writing on another day.
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