This is a great time for creativity!
If you’re a writer, think of other art forms that you could experiment with. For instance, you could try an art workshop and have fun playing with shape and colour.
You could try a movement or dance workshop or listen to some different music.
Create a poem and add some collage to it. Paint an abstract picture and add a few lines of poetry.
I have gone back to doing something I used to do many years ago – which is to create a ‘daily doodle’. I pick a felt tip pen, close my eyes and just let the pen wander wherever it wants to go. Then I open my eyes and see if I can identify any shapes within this. In the last month, it has led to ideas for my daily poem as well as three short stories.
Close your eyes for a few minutes and focus on two people, a place and a hot summer day.
Who are they?
Where are they?
When in history?
What do they most want?
Open your eyes and scribble down a list of colours, sounds, scents, textures, tastes and emotions.
Then create a poem or the beginning of a story. Have fun.