Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Writing prompt: quick-fire research on... Vikings

Create a richer sense of time in your writing with quick-fire research and writing prompts. This is the first of a bundle, so have fun. HOW TO PLAY: Don't scroll down yet! Set aside 10-15 mins. (If you're reading this at work, book 15 mins of your lunch break to scribble.)
First, you have a time-period prompt - set a timer, follow the link, and spend 5 mins researching the time period. Then scroll down the rest of the way for your writing prompt. Spend 5 mins writing without doing more research. Afterwards, you can check any details you need to, but first let your writing flow uninterrupted.

Your time period: VIKINGS
800 to 1066

5-min research on the BBC History site

Vikings Artist's conception of the Viking ship of Norse explorer Leif EriksonAn excerpt from the 'Parker Chronicle', the oldest surviving manuscript from the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' (890 AD) Image of stone cross from the Isle of Man   Image of coin of 'King Cnut'   

Your prompt: FIRST KISS

It's time to write.

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