Image Writing Prompts | Book-in-a-Week One of my favorite types of writing prompts to use is an image especially since I’m such a visual person myself. Whether you are a visual person or not using an image writing prompt is a good exercise for your creative energies. As I was updating the prompts for this week at The Write Prompt lens I became increasing aware of just how versatile such a prompt is. This this week’s image prompt for example, it’s a simple image of two children in a narrow space on one side of a door. They are completely clothed with their faces away from the viewer. Are they in a place they shouldn’t be? Images provide a visual cue to get us started but there are so many avenues to explore. Have a delightfully creative week! Be Sociable, Share! You May Also Like to Read: About Maureen Wood M. Tags: image writing prompts
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5 Questions to Ask Your Characters | Book-in-a-Week Many writing workshops start their sessions on character development with a sheet detailing the hero’s name, age, eye color and hair color. They then move onto his job, his hobbies, and his family background. Next they might add a picture from the Internet or a magazine which looks a little like the hero, and perhaps an image of his home or workplace. This is all useful information, and great for keeping track of details so you do not find them changing as you write. However, these are not always the most important questions. These questions can be answered in different ways. The best questions to ask about your characters are ones that will take you away from the predictable paths of family, schooling and employment, so that when you return to their everyday world, you find it enriched by the knowledge you have gained. What keeps your protagonist awake at night? If you find prompts like these helpful, Peter Elbow has a very extensive list in his guide Writing With Power . Follow Me:
Dragon Writing Prompts :: Picture prompts As of today, that’s how many posts there are at Dragon Writing Prompts :-) I had vague thoughts of a prompt inspired by 1000 as I saw the number approaching. Well, no great original ideas popped into my head. No not-great original ones, either. ;-) So, since a picture’s worth 1000 words, I browsed through the writing area of Worth1000.com for a picture prompt. (Click for larger view at the artist’s Worth1000 page.) Write a 1000 words inspired by the picture. Does the skeleton have something to do with death? Why a cat and an octopus? Some other stuff that doesn’t have to do with the prompt, but does have to do with the picture and Worth1000. marymagdalyne created and posted the picture that inspired the The Quatrains of Nostradamworth writing contest at Worth1000. Pretty cool! Worth1000 always has several writing contests going on. (You can enter without paying, but can’t win. Just for fun, here are a few photo effects contests that relate to language. Ghost Ren 6 — “Haunting art”
A creative writing activity: A dark and stormy night Submitted 48 years 7 months ago by admin. This is an idea I learned when I first started teaching and still use to this day. The main focus of the activity is on developing writing skills, but it's also good for developing listening and reading skills and also for practising past tenses and descriptive vocabulary. The activity should work at most levels above elementary, as long as your students have some knowledge of past tenses, but it works best when they also know past continuous / progressive too. All you need to get things started is a sheet of plain paper for each pair of students. The listening part comes first: Ask the students to draw the face of a person in the top right-hand corner of the page. In this way they build up a character profile for the person they are going to write about. The writing part: Now dictate the following sentence to your students: 'It was a dark and stormy night and'. Follow up: Nik Peachey, Teacher, Trainer, Materials writer, British Council
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Writing & Blogging Prompts, Story Topic Generators, Photo Inspiration Writing : Creative Writing & Blogging Prompts Topic Starters, Picture Prompts, and Thought-Provoking Questions for You to Answer "The best learning comes in the doing, and writing from prompts engenders doing Many writers and bloggers seek out articles, prompts, and story starters to get their creative juices flowing. We've also listed recommended resources outside of our domain featuring more free writing prompts, story starters, daily writing exercises, visual art prompts, and writing topic generators. Writing & Photo Prompts, Tools, & Generators on Creativity Portal "Novels, short stories, flash fictions, memoirs, personal narrative and creative nonfiction, even poetry — all have found publication from their start as writing prompts." — Judy Reeves Take Ten for Writers Exercises Get creative with these exercises from Bonnie Neubauer's Take Ten for Writers! Brickstorming Your Legacy Brick What would you write on your legacy brick in 3 lines with 14 characters each? Be Creative!
Character Chart for Fiction Writers - EpiGuide.com If you're a fiction writer -- whether you're working on a novel, short story, screenplay, television series, play, web series, webserial, or blog-based fiction -- your characters should come alive for your reader or audience. The highly detailed chart below will help writers develop fictional characters who are believable, captivating, and unique. Print this page to complete the form for each main character you create. IMPORTANT: Note that all fields are optional and should be used simply as a guide; character charts should inspire you to think about your character in new ways, rather than constrain your writing. Fill in only as much info as you choose. If this character chart is helpful, please let us know! Looking for more character questionnaires / charts?
creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers Omniglot - the guide to languages, alphabets and other writing systems Pictures As Writing Prompts As I’ve discussed in my previous Hubs, doing creative writing exercises is a great way for fiction writers and poets to get in the habit of daily writing, eliminating the need for waiting to be inspired. Seriously, if you just sit around and wait to “feel” like writing, or for that ultimate great story idea to come to you, you will not get very much writing done. I know, because I have done so myself, waited that is, until I discovered that writing really is not just about inspiration, but also about hard work i.e. sitting down and writing everyday, even if it is just for a little bit. I have now drafted my first two novels and written quite a few stories. Doing creative writing exercises is a great way to get that writing time in everyday, building both the volume of work you produce, as well as getting better at writing and closer to developing your unique style as a writer. Below you will find five images and each of them are to be used to write a story or poem. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Creative Writing | Visual Writing Prompts Not even sure this one is a great idea.