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Write Enjoy Repeat

Write Enjoy Repeat

By claire pearce
Writing is a tool which is useful for so much more than books and poetry. Write Enjoy Repeat gives you a chance to hear from everyday people about why they love to write and why you should try it. You can also find stories on Instagram @writeenjoyrepeat. For more about my work to get people writing either to find, come back to, or express themselves, go to cpsdayoff.com. I hope you enjoy the Podcasts! CP
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"[Writing is] a friend you can bother any time of day..."
At the end of a family holiday Jimmy wrote  poems for all the new friends he’d met. This is his first memory of writing. He later started getting involved with music and lyrics. He enjoys the flexibility of writing, putting thoughts on a page whether he has anything to say or not. “It’s a good barometer of where your head is at - a valuable way to keep track of yourself”. Now as a musician Jimmy writes songs as well writing for himself and can surprise himself in his own lyrics - in how they surface the truth, even if that comes when he hears his own song much later. Jimmy says you should try writing because “writing gives you a way to connect to yourself.” I chose ‘[Writing is] a friend you can bother any time of day” as the prompt from chatting with Jimmy. So if you have a few minutes to spare, why not write down those words and see what comes next. One of Jimmy’s favourite authors is @matthaig. I know Jimmy won’t mind me mentioning that he’s just released a single, ‘You know I won’t’ - James Or, if you’d like to check it out. Do get in touch if we've inspired you to pick up a pen either again, or for the first time. For more about my work to get people writing either to discover, come back to, or express themselves, go to cpsdayoff.com.
13:31
September 12, 2020
"All you need to do is write stuff”
Annie remembers how her mum used to make cassette recordings of her and her little brother putting on plays using a puppet theatre their grandfather made for them. They would write stories for the characters from Hundred Acre Wood, Pooh, Piglet and the rest of the gang. Now, Annie journals and is also about to have her first novel published. She also enjoys writing for fun, with other people. She says you should try writing because "Anyone can do it! All you need to do is write stuff…” which is the prompt from this episode in case you’re inspired to try. Just start writing and see where it goes. Annie’s favourite author is Erin Morgenstern. Do get in touch if we've inspired you to pick up a pen either again, or for the first time. For more about my work to get people writing either to find, come back to, or express themselves, go to cpsdayoff.com. #writingprompt #freewriting #writing #loveofwriting #trysomethingnew  
09:21
September 5, 2020
"A Pandora's box of emotions"
Mithra talks about her early introduction to Indian love poetry in the form of a cassette which inspired her to write. She now uses writing to uncover and explore her ‘Pandora’s box of emotions’ and loves to be surprised and comforted by what she writes. She likes to explore her thoughts, go wild and be silly. Mithra thinks you should give writing a go because no-one is there to judge you! It’s like being a friend to yourself - penning a letter to yourself, even being your own counsellor. Here’s a writing prompt in case you’re inspired to try: “A Pandora’s box of emotions…”. Just start writing and see where it goes. Good luck and do get in touch (cpsdayoff@gmail.com) if you'd like to take part in the podcast or Instagram @writeenjoyrepeat. Also get in touch if we've inspired you to pick up a pen either again, or for the first time. For more about my work to get people writing either to find, come back to, or express themselves, go to cpsdayoff.com. Photo by Lee Campbell
06:56
August 27, 2020
"Imagination is limitless."
Kelsey talks about her love of creative writing, how it gives her clarity - making sense of what’s on her mind and how she uses it professionally to help her clients to let go of things using imagery. She first wrote at school about a reverse birth from the point of view of the baby, and still has the piece of writing - it was then that she fell in love with writing. Her favourite author is Sue Townsend who wrote the Adrian Mole books. She re-read the Secret Diary of Adrian Mole recently and it still makes her laugh. A writing prompt if you’re inspired to try is “Imagination is limitless”. Just start writing and see where it goes. Good luck and do get in touch (cpsdayoff@gmail.com) if you'd like to take part in the podcast or Instagram @writeenjoyrepeat. Also get in touch if we've inspired you to pick up a pen either again, or for the first time. For more about my work to get people writing either to find, come back to, or express themselves, go to cpsdayoff.com.
10:28
August 14, 2020
"It's a magical electric shock."
Margot talks about her love of writing, what she uses it for and how she expresses herself creatively. Her first memory of writing was sharing grievances with her parents. As a natural introvert this was the perfect way to communicate. Margot progressed to writing poetry and short stories and also uses writing to work through problems and challenges. Her favourite authors are P. G. Wodehouse and Haruki Murakami. A writing prompt if you fancy putting pen to paper is Margot's description of finding just the right words: "It's a magical electric shock..." Good luck and do get in touch (cpsdayoff@gmail.com) if you'd like to take part in the podcast or Instagram @writeenjoyrepeat. Also get in touch if we've inspired you to pick up a pen either again, or for the first time. For more about my work to get people writing either to find, come back to, or express themselves, go to cpsdayoff.com.
09:15
July 29, 2020