For next time, we’re going to try writing from a picture prompt.
Find a picture and write a story prompted by it. It can be a little longer than usual because I don’t think there will be many of us. So up to about 1,500 words or so. Try and make it something with a beginning, middle and end. Bring the picture with you when you come.
Here are some thoughts about writing from a picture prompt: – What feelings does it inspire? – What secrets might it contain? – What does it remind you of? Does it bring up any memories or other associations? – What might be going on outside the frame?
– What might have happened right before the scene in the picture? What might happen afterward?
1) Your character is in the scene you see in the painting. Something terrible has just happened, and your character is still trying to figure out how to react… 2) Your character is in the scene you see in the painting. Something is about to happen that will turn your character’s world upside-down…
3) Your character is in the scene you see in the painting and is about to reveal a secret… 3) Every night, your character dreams about the scene you see in this painting. These dreams are strangely vivid, and your character is sure that they contain a hidden message…
Of course, you don’t have to use any of these ideas. If anyone can’t find a picture that inspires them, I can send you some.