Here’s another creative writing prompt for your 750 words, a challenge to write 750 words each day to better Think Like a Writer. Read more here.
For 750words today, your creative writing prompt is to take a picture, or find an interesting picture, and write about it in some way.
- Does it evoke an emotion? Write about that, even if you change the subject matter.
- Does it look like a great setting for your story?
Describe it in detail (using the obligatory sensory details, of course–they are the first and most important exercise for fiction writers).
- Does it have people in it? Imagine something about their lives based just on the photo and write a scene that includes dialogue.
Some writers like to find images of each of their characters and put them on a bulletin board to look at as they write.
Need to find some interesting photo? Try looking at www.flickr.com and put in a random word to see what you find. Here’s some ideas: fight, kiss, angry, sword fight, stomping. In other words, put in words that evoke some sort of conflict, because without conflict, you don’t have a story.
Choose your photo well! Think like a writer and go for conflict!
Start Your Novel
Starting the Journey
Why Editors Focus on Page 1
STEP ONE: Clarify Your Idea
STEP TWO: Review Your Skills
STEP THREE: Plan the Opening Chapter
STEP FOUR: Plan the Opening Line
STEP FIVE: Now, Write!
STEP SIX: Revise