Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words

Out of inspiration? Feeling down? Can't find anything to write about? You've come to the right place. Below I've put several images to help propel your writing.  I find looking through some images can easily bring questions to mind: questions we can answer in our stories. Imagine the models as your characters. You can take whatever you want from these photos, whether it be the specifics or the overall mood. Here's to some good writing!

Disclaimer: All photos belong to their original copyright holders. 

1. Girl Barefoot - Where is she going? Where is she coming from? She was wearing heels before, but decided to take them off (I assume). Why would she do that? Is she not used to heels? Was she wearing them for a long time? Why did she part from this event? Why is she walking in the middle of the street at night?

2. "The Rider" - Where is this guy going? Where is he? Does he have a set destination? Is he going far? Why is he alone?

3. Closed Gates - Why are the gates closed? Are they locked? Could someone easily break through? If so, why? If not, why not? Are they keeping something in or shielding others out? Where do they lead? Why are their lamp posts around? 

4. Girls and a Shed- Who are the girls? What's their relationship? Why are they going to the shed? Do they know what's in it? Did they decide to find out? How did they know it was there? What would they find if they opened the shed? Would each girl react differently? 

I hope this helped cure some of your writer's block or gave you a good idea for a short/long story! Let me know what you thought in the comments! 

1 comment:

  1. Interesting! I like using pictures for inspiration, but sometimes they get my mind going to the complete opposite direction I'm trying to send it in (like creating an entire new story.)

    Good post! :)