Archive for the 'Picture a Story' Category

The Bound River – Picture a Story

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Picture a story is a regular writing exercise I post to help other writers who might be suffering writers block. Concrete and stone sides to the river, why and how and what does the river think?

Dark Tree – Picture a Story

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Picture a story is a writing challenge I set. Look at the picture above and do ten minutes writing from it – if it does not initially spark a story idea just start describing it.

Red Monster – Picture a Story

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Look at the image above – what is it off? What is the story behind this little toy monster? Who made it and why? Use the picture to write a story.

The Dragon in the Wood – Picture a Story

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

I post pictures, photos or images for writers to use to get the creative juices flowing. I captured this picture on New Years Day in the Forest of Dean – I think the stick looks like a dragon. What does it say to you?

WoPoWriMo is Coming

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Yes I know we are just at the end of the Month of Poetry but I am preparing for WoPo – the World Poetry Writing Month and not least because I am running the website again this year I have been motoring my way through the poetry writing stuff for this month – but I […]

Snowflake Tealights – Picture a Story

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

These little buckets were originally the wedding favour pots at my friends wedding which I have repurposed. I thought it was a nice wintery image to share for a writing exercise What do they make you think of? Write about them or the associated emotions for 5 minutes and see where it takes you!

The Image of Christmas

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Now the first half of the month is over, I feel it is time to bring out the Christmas Cheer and some festive inspiration and because I am still obsessed with Pinterest, I have create a Christmas Board. I find working my way through large caches of images like this gets me in the right […]

Picture a Story – Icing Snowflakes

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Here are some icing snowflakes that I made, what would you do with them? Do they remind you of anything? Use the photograph to get the creative juices flowing

Deep Ice Inspired

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Due to the success (at least for me) of the Inspire the Muse and Halloween boards on Pinterest as writing stimuli, I have created a Deep Ice board. Pinterest and Deviant Art are also great places to track down artists for book covers etc…

Picture a Story – Pumpkin Flag

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Halloween when all things pumpkin appear – use this picture of a pumpkin flag to inspire your own little spooky tale!