Finding stories

Finding stories is fundamental to being a writer.

It's all very well to have ideas, but converting them into narrative is crucial.

Following on from A Story to Tell's first pearl of wisdom, in this second pearl from artist and writer Richard Holt he shares how he looks for the story in everything — even a rice cooker. Richard's main message is don't let yourself not write. Keep notebooks. Use sensual or environmental prompts. And never ever assume that an idea isn't good enough.

Watch this nine-minute video to explore the depths of Richard's narrative excavation and discover your own ways to generate so much material that you'll never face a blank page in the same way again.

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