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Brainstoryum (Inspiration for Creative Writing)

12 EpisodesProduced by Anna TizardWebsite

What is inspiration? Can we learn to be more inspired? YES! By exercising our imaginations and pushing them beyond their usual limits.Award-winning dreampunk and contemporary fantasy author Anna Tizard explores the enigma of inspiration, mixing profound ideas with zany humour.She also plays the surr… read more


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

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: time to play Exquisite Corpse! Brainstorming story ideas doesn't get more wacky, or creative, than this.

A note for writers: If you'd like to use the game section for your own writing prompt/ creative brainstorming exercise, just pause the podcast after the words are selected and see if you can come up with any story ideas. Or - just listen and enjoy!

After the show, please feel free to submit words and phrases at You never know, it might be your words that turn up in the next episode's game of Exquisite Corpse!

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