A Year in Our Lives: Writing Prompts

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A Year in Our Lives is telling the story of 2020 through individual voices. We're asking people to write about their experience of the pandemic and the impact it has had on their wellbeing.

Want to tell your story, but not sure where to begin? Use our writing prompts to get started. To get the latest update every other Friday, follow us over on Twitter

 

Prompt 1: "Freedom"
Try writing about your experience of the pandemic using the idea of ‘freedom’.  For example, you might want to write about:  What does ‘freedom’ look like for you?  Has the pandemic affected your sense of freedom?  Begin writing with “The cage opened...”

 

Prompt 2: Distance
Try writing about your experience of the pandemic using the idea of ‘distance’.  For example, you could write about: Do you feel closer or further apart from loved ones as a result of the pandemic?  How has ‘social distancing’ affected you? What’s it like having a conversation two metres apart?

 

Prompt 3: Nature
Try writing about your experience of the pandemic using the idea of ‘nature’.  For example, you could write about: An aspect of the natural world you’ve appreciated or you’ve missed. What the outdoors or being stuck indoors has meant to you. Changes in the seasons and how this has affected your wellbeing.

 

Prompt 4: Restrictions 
Try writing about your experience of the pandemic using the idea of ‘restrictions’.  For example, you could write about: Whether life feels more or less limited by Covid restrictions. How lockdown measures have affected your sense of safety. Can restriction create possibility?
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16/10/2020 - 14:37

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