by Eilidh Harrower

We here at Ringwood are always looking for new opportunities to inspire creativity and engagement with literature and writing. This is why we are very excited to introduce a new segment to our blog!

We want to encourage more people to give writing a go, whether it’s something you have tried before or not. We know it can be a little bit daunting to jump head first into a story, and so we want to give you a little bit of help getting started.

At least once a month, we will provide a creative writing prompt through the blog. They can be focused on a particular style, story, or maybe even a challenge to tackle within the writing. Whether you are new to writing, or a seasoned author, there is no shame in trying something out of the box, or out of your comfort zone, and just taking a break to let the creativity flow.

These prompts are here to inspire you in whatever way you want, and to write in whichever way suits you. If you feel like sharing it with us, feel free to interact through our social media pages, as we would love to see what you create. If you don’t, however, feel like sharing, there is no problem with that. There is no pressure to share your piece. As long as you enjoy the writing and have some fun, that’s all we ask.

We would also love to hear whether you have prompts of your own you use for sparking the writing process. If you have any you would like to share, we welcome you getting in touch with us. All prompts will be given due credit, and we welcome ideas from everyone!

So, without further ado, I have the honour of presenting the first Ringwood creative writing prompt:

A person is travelling on a path.

They are on an important journey, and need to reach their destination.

At some point on their journey, they come across an obstacle.

What do they do?

We hope you enjoy this new segment on the Ringwood blog!

Thank you for reading, and happy writing!