WriTING my Way Through Lockdown.

Zoom with a Brew; Mug Shot

‘Cause the Writing’s on the Wall.

pop quiz: the lyric above is from what song and artist? clue: my brother by other parents, spies a ghost.

WriTING Task Twelve: Think of three simple things that have changed since COVID 19 lockdown. How will those things change again in the future?

As those of you who have read more than one of my blog articles will suspect: I quite like writing. So, with lockdown rules putting paid any plans for a ski trip this side of ‘sometime never’, I signed up to an online writing course.

It may surprise you to know that I haven’t written anything before where I’ve made it up. All my writing comes from facts and research and my opinions of it; to write something completely made-up, that’s a first for me.

The course was online and twice a week, for eight weeks, we were set a writing task. Sometimes long, sometimes short, sometimes odd. None were compulsory, but being someone who tends towards ‘completer/finisher’, I generally went for quantity over quality and tackled them all.

Here’s one…
Unexpected and enjoyable are not things that automatically come to mind about being in lockdown. I dug deep for this one, but still think it would have been more enjoyable outside of lockdown.

My WriTING Effort:

That was then, this is now.
… that will be.

Spending a fortune on hair straightening. Embracing the curl.
…accepting the grey.

24 photos being developed from a holiday. Trying to edit 2,000+ images from latest trip.
…live recording of whole trip, minute by minute.

Mum and Dad only ever used cash. Gone contact-less!
…finding jars full of cash during house clear out.

pop trivia: ‘Sam Smith’ co-wrote and performed ‘Cause the Writings on the Wall‘ as the Bond theme for 2015’s outing, ‘Spectre’. The single made it to number 1. Who knows when we are going to see Bond’s next outing.

The writing course was called Zoom with a Brew, if you’d like to read more of my efforts, they can be found here. East Midlands Arts funded the course and created a website containing the submitted work of all the writers.

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