Archive for the 'Story Starters' Category

The Plants of the Water – Picture a Story

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Use this picture to help spark a story – look at it – what does it suggest to you? Now start writing, do at least ten minutes.

A Day Out – Picture a Story

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Use this picture to help inspire a story – who are they? What have they been up too? Are they happy?

Stone and Pipes – Picture a Story

Monday, October 30th, 2017

This photo is to help you get going with a story – think about the decay in urban environments and what the building would have been like when it was new, it’s hopes and potentials…

Ducks on the Dock – Picture a Story

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Use this photograph to help you construct a story – what are the birds up to? Who might be watching them? What is it like to live in a human made environment such as this?

Stone Doorway – Picture a Story

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Use this picture to help inspire your writing, describe it, ask yourself where it leads too, wonder who built it and why.

The Horse and Deer – Picture a Story

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Look at the sculptures in this picture – are they just sculptures? Do the creatures know each other? Who made them and why? Think on these questions or any others you can think of and get writing Picture a story is a series of photo prompts I post to help fellow writers… get writing. The […]

Eyes In The Sky – Picture A Story

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Use this picture to help spark a story idea – what are the cameras watching for? Are they protection or oppression? Do they even work?

Beetle Attack – Picture a Story

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Use this photo as story inspiration – is the beetle real? Is it eating or caring for the children? Who is the “bad guy”?

Wine Bottle Candle – Picture a Story

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Picture a story is a little writing exercise that I sometimes put up to help other writers. I share pictures which are either photographs I have taken or artworks I have created as aids to story ideas. Look at the image what does it say to you? What is the story behind this candle? Does […]

Braided Hair – Picture a Story

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Picture a story is a writing exercise we post to help other writers – look at the image above, does it spark any story ideas? If not start by just describing what you see