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Outdoor Writing - Tristan Bancks
I am a big fan of writing outdoors, as regular readers of this blog will know. I am also a fan of feeding creativity with video, maps, music, the Web and so on. But I would argue that Nature is the key to accessing the richest stories that lie within us. Last week I took my sons, aged 7 & 9, on a beach writing adventure, reading a bit of The Swiss Family Robinson for shipwreck inspiration. We did 4 x 10-minute freewrites (non-stop, freeflow writing), punctuated by missions on the beach to find inspiring objects. By the end, they…