This is a writing prompt from Jackie Johansen from Finally Writing.

We love to read your writing - don't forget to head to the workshop to share the fruits of this exercise! If you're not sure how, check out our how-to video on uploading and sharing your work. Writing from the workshop also has the chance to be published and read by a wider audience (and we pay!) as part of our new Bloc Features project.

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Take a moment to close your eyes and turn your attention inward. Notice what colour comes up. When ready, open your eyes and write about the colour. Here are some questions to get you started: What does it feel like? Do any memories come up for you? What about words, associations, or stories? Allow this colour, that is alive in you, to guide your writing. Allow yourself to write what comes up easily, don't over think. Trust your wise and creative gut.


Jackie Johansen is the founder of where she combines personal development with actionable writing strategies to help you unleash your inner writer. She works with those who are called to write, who need support getting started and navigating the creative process. Her articles have been featured on The Huffington Post, The Write Practice, The Positive Writer, The Change Blog and more. She is the creator of the free 21 Day Writing Challenge and The Finally Writing Toolbox. These are designed to help you take action on your creative aspirations. Head over to Finally Writing for inspiration, writing strategies, and your free resources.

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Sam van Zweden was Writers Bloc’s Online Editor from 2013 - 2015. A Melbourne-based writer and blogger, her work has appeared in The Big Issue, Voiceworks, Tincture Journal, Page seventeen, and others. She’s passionate about creative nonfiction and cross stitch. She tweets @samvanzweden.