“Write About This”

  • Zoe Charalambous
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


The second of the six exercises in this workbook asks the reader to engage first. Charalambous presents the analysis of the data related to this exercise indicating that this prompt was understood by participants as a trigger or a route to write. The research analysis revealed that this exercise also produces students’ usual style of writing. The second case study presents a participant who uses an emotional state ‘relaxed, effortless’ to describe his writing informing his logic of composition. Finally, guideline questions are provided helping the reader make connections between their text produced in this chapter with the previous one and to further explore aspects in their writing sketching out a writing fantasy.


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  • Zoe Charalambous
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  1. 1.Independent ResearcherPanoramaGreece

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