Step 1: gathering inspiration.


Photographs and postcards.

Going back to our theme of home, and keeping in mind what you wrote during the earlier exercises, try and think about a time you were commuting home. It might not have been the most recent time, but one that really stuck with you for whatever reason. It might not even be your actual, physical home you were going to - but something or someone that feels familiar to you.

How do you travel? Do you drive, walk or get public transport? Is it busy or quiet? How does it feel? Are you anxious, tired or happy to be home? What sounds do you hear? How long does it last?

If you had a picture and the caption was "home", what would the picture be of? What would it look like? How would you describe it to someone else?

Have a look through some of the postcards below of places in the North East throughout history. If you were writing to someone from home while at one of these places, what would you say?


Or if you're picturing what home means to you, what would the perfect postcard look like and what would you write on it? What would you want it to say?