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Brainstoryum (Creative Writing Inspiration)

9 EpisodesProduced by Anna TizardWebsite

** Latest show delayed by long COVID! **What is inspiration? How can we become more inspired? Dreampunk and contemporary fantasy author Anna Tizard explores the enigma of inspiration, mixing profound ideas with zany humour.The Surrealist word game of Exquisite Corpse creates bizarre sentences for gr… read more

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What Happens Next #2 - The Midnight Ship: Developing New Story Ideas After the Initial Brainstorm

June 19th, 2022


Following episode no. 7 where Anna Tizard read out the first part of The Midnight Ship, today she explores the wonderful ideas for "what happens …

What Happens Next? #1 - The Midnight Ship (part 1)

May 15th, 2022


Be part of a new story that came out of the 6 Story Challenge (1/5/22): The Midnight Ship.

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Plus a new brainstorm based on the zany word game of Exquisite Corpse. Push …

6-Story Challenge! Non-Stop Story Brainstorming Session - Using Exquisite Corpse For Creative Writing Prompts

May 1st, 2022


Okay, this episode is going to be a bit different... A non-stop brainstorming session using 6 Exquisite Corpse results! 

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The Shape of a Story: Building and Varying Tension in Your Creative Writing (followed by zany game of Exquisite Corpse!)

April 17th, 2022


Another insightful and unexpected discussion about inspiration, followed by a ZANY round or two of Exquisite Corpse. 

This time, part 1 is all about …

Writing Around the Secret: The Necessity of the Unknown (includes unique creative writing prompt)

April 10th, 2022


Are you interested in the psychology of creative writing and the enigma of inspiration? Would you like to hear some unique writing prompts that can …

Making a Surreality Together - Through Creative Writing and Reading

April 3rd, 2022


Last week's show was all about finding your unique creative purpose. But did the original Surrealists have a creative purpose, and what can that tell us about inspiration and creativity?

Another deeply weird and …

Psychology of Writing: Your Creative Purpose

March 27th, 2022


Have you ever considered why you write or create? Is there a deeper reason? Just thinking about this topic can inspire you and enrich your writer’s journey. 

Then, of course, it’s time for another brainstorm using …

The Path of Randomness: Inspire Your Creative Writing With a Little Help From the Surrealists!

March 20th, 2022


Introduction to the game of Exquisite Corpse. This first ever episode of Brainstoryum begins with a bit of background about Surrealism and its origins - and what the Surrealists can tell us about inspiration. 

Then: …

TRAILER: Inspiration for Creative Writing - Using the Surrealist Word Game of Exquisite Corpse

March 4th, 2022


Welcome to Anna Tizard’s Brainstoryum! Awaken your inspiration with a little help from the Surrealists... and play the word game of Exquisite Corpse to brainstorm new story ideas. Great for creative writers, odd bods …

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