Before you start writing, choose a theme to guide you through the writing process. You can imagine yourself as the hero of your story, write about your experiences from a fresh perspective or just choose our quick burst option if you already have a story in mind.
Health & Social Care Academy Competition
What needs to change to keep us all living well in Scotland in the future? When you publish tag with #poetry #shortstory or #script to enter. We will then email you. Winning entries will receive a prize and have their work showcased. More details at www.scottishrecovery.net
Short of time? Take two minutes to quickly write down your thoughts and feelings about something that’s important to you or bothering you. Research shows that even two minutes of writing on two consecutive days can lead to an improved sense of wellbeing.
My Life: The Movie
This theme is light-hearted and fun. Yet it can reveal important truths about how you view your own life. It can also help raise questions about your sense of identity, and help you work out what you would like to change about your life.
This theme can help you change the way you think about yourself and your circumstances. You’ll practice being kind to yourself and use that inner wisdom that we so often forget about.
What Makes Me Happy?
Knowing what makes you feel happy and fulfilled is important. Why? Because there’s a pretty good chance you should be doing more of it. Write about the things that inspire and make you happy and you will have begun the process of building more happiness into your life.
Surviving, Thriving and Recovery
We all encounter failures and disappointment, suffering and pain in life. So what skills, strengths and abilities have you used to overcome life’s challenges so far? This theme can help you discover your own powers of recovery – some you didn’t even know you had.
Letters from the Wise One
Move over Yoda – in this theme you’re the Wise One. It’s designed to get your creative juices flowing. Through a series of letters, you’ll discover new wisdom and remind yourself of helpful strategies that you have used through your journey of recovery.
My Fabulous Future
Forget about reality for a moment – in this theme miracles happen. You can do anything you want to do, be anywhere you want to be, with anyone you like. Working through this story can help you work out what you really want from life.
My Life: The Novel
Get creative with this fun theme and you might discover something you never knew about yourself. It can help you start thinking about any positive changes you’d like to make in your life too.
What Makes Me Angry?
Anger might not feel good, but it isn’t always a bad thing either. In fact, anger for good reason can motivate you to act – Nelson Mandela’s anger about apartheid inspired him to move a whole nation towards peace. Think about the things that have you seeing red and you can use that power to make the changes you want to see.