10 Outstanding Picture Writing Prompts | George Angus, Tumblemoose Writer Some folks just need a smidgen of a push to get their creative writing juices flowing. A word, concept or idea get’s them moving. For others, a visual cue is what they need to get the writing moving. I fall into the latter group. Ok, so did he lose a bet? Is he a devout Canadian? Does he work for UPS? Why in the world is he bringing in a plane wearing FedEx undies? Write a 1000 word story on what you think is happening here. Your brother showed up in your driveway with this ride. Last you knew, he had a paper route and an unemployment check as his only income. He’s also sporting a Rolex. Where did he get the money? Is this some kind of reality show prank? You run across this old picture of a friend He worked for the fire department What happened to him on the Department? Was there tragedy or heroism? Where is he now? Walking through a small European village, you open an unassuming door to a shop and this is what you find. What happened here? Did you just step through a time portal? They’re dead.
Story Starters for Creative Writing Exercises One-line story starters are great for group writing exercises. They have enough conflict to start the writing flow, but are open-ended to allow each writer to follow his or her own direction. Individual writers can use them on a regular basis for “practice writing,” following Natalie Goldberg’s suggestions in Writing Down the Bones. Creative Writing Exercises Set a timer for 10, 15 or 20 minutes. Write the opening sentence and then follow it wherever the imagination goes. As writing exercises for individuals, try doing one each day, or several a week if daily is too much. Develop a Short Story or Novel? If the results of these writing exercises remain intriguing, spend more time with them, either that session or on different days. Story Starters Here are 25 simple story starters to get the creative juices flowing.
English 50 Exercises for Story Writers English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story? As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. About the only thing we can say for sure is that short stories are short and that they are written in what we call prose. Short stories have a narrator; that is, someone tells the story; have at least one character in them; have some action occur (or perhaps fails to occur); take place somewhere; that is, there is a setting for the action; and someone either learns something or fails to learn something (theme).With these five characteristics in mind, we can create an almost endless supply of exercises to help sharpen our techniques of story telling. Narrative Voice Twenty or so years ago, voice was the "rite of passage" into a successful writing career. NOTE: It is quite common for writers in the early stages of their careers to imitate the writers they are reading or admire most.
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.
A 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises It’s the perfect time to restart your engine and get back into writing. Here, I offer up a 12-day plan of simple writing exercises to help you keep your creative juices flowing without eating up too much of your time. Follow this plan and in less than half a month, you’ll not only be impressed with what you’ve accomplished, but you may also have something worth publishing. The 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises Day 1: Write 10 potential book titles of books you’d like to write. Day 2: Create a character with personality traits of someone you love, but the physical characteristics of someone you don’t care for. Day 3: Write a setting based on the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen. Day 4: Write a letter to an agent telling her how wonderful you are. Day 5: Write a 20-line poem about a memorable moment in your life. Day 6: Select a book on your shelf and pick two chapters at random. Day 7: Write a letter to yourself telling you what you need to improve in the coming 6 months. Brian A.
Fifteen Writing Exercises Writing exercises are a great way to increase your writing skills and generate new ideas. They give you perspective and help you break free from old patterns and crutches. To grow as a writer, you need to sometimes write without the expectation of publication or worry about who will read your work. Pick ten people you know and write a one-sentence description for each of them.
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!
365 Pictures Daily Photo Prompts Generated for Your Creative Inspiration! Writing Prompts : 365 : 365 Creative Picture Prompts, Prompt-a-Day Generator One picture and text prompt per day to inspire your creative life. Visit again tomorrow for February 5, 2015 What would this settler feel if she/he could return from the past and see their homestead still standing? Photo and prompt copyright © Kristi Tencarre. About 365 Picture Prompts Welcome to Creativity Portal's first-ever worldwide collaborative daily prompt project. Artists, photographers, writers, and other creatives have generously shared their personal pictures and thought-provoking prompts to inspire others with unique perspectives and manifested expressions of creativity. Use these images and words for: creative writing promptsimagination/brainstorming ideascreativity sparksartistic inspirationblogging story startersclassroom activitiesjournal & diary promptsmeditationsreflectionsconnecting with other creatives Frequently Answered Questions Q: How do I access past prompts?