Second session in Mandy’s Place at The Hope Cafe!
‘What’s your favourite word dearie
is it wee,
I hope it’s wee…’
from Tom’s book, Outside the Narrative which I recommend. It’s a very interesting collection of works for those of us who feel like “foreigners on their native soil.”
A suggested prompt to write from this was: What are your favourite words?
We made lists and some amazing stuff came out.
We wrote from the prompt: Ask me… and got some strong responses with this.
From strength to strength, we went on to experience the power of Maya Angelou, by reading ‘Still I Rise’ and chatted about it.
We had a read of an item from the Scottish Recovery website, Write to Recovery, called: ‘Eat a frog’ about anxiety- eating the frog is one step in breaking through something you are worried about- and relates to the technique of thinking of a big problem as an elephant, How do you eat an elephant? In small chunks.
My suggestion for home writing was: What are your frogs or elephants?Only a suggestion, as we can write whatever we want and know it is right!
More mental wealth at The Hope Cafe next week! Anyone can write, please come along!