This week we’re sharing a new type of prompt. The concept is simple yet challenging, so get those fingers ready! This prompt can be done with any photo you find interesting, but preferably one you haven’t had a long time to study. It’s a fun exercise for a writing group as well, especially if everyone reads his/her piece to the group.
Here’s the prompt: In just thirty minutes, write a complete story based on the photo below.
When you’re finished, come back and share your experience in the comments. (Or even your story!)
Did you like this exercise? What was the most challenging part about it? Did you get a full idea on the page, start to finish? What slowed you down? What parts were easiest to write? Did you spend too much time leading up or describing setting/characters/backstory?
Most importantly, did you learn anything you can apply to your writing from this exercise?