Today is Wednesday and it is time to challenge your writing. I often hear of writers who complain of being stuck or not knowing how to start writing. Well, here’s a challenge for you to get those words moving across the page. Let’s see what sparks for you. Who knows, you may very well have the opening lines to your next story or that scene you can’t seem to get going.

Looking at the picture above, what do you see? In the comments, write a brief paragraph, a few sentences, or just freestyle your thoughts. Write what this picture says to you. How does it make you feel? What thoughts does it evoke? You can write from your character’s state of mind. It could be a scene. Don’t restrict yourself. Just write what comes to mind. Remember, life is full of illusions; what you see is not often reality.

Challenge yourself, but most of all, have fun!




4 thoughts

  1. I see low-lying and ominous clouds in the sky. Were I standing beneath them, I would think them too low, too close for comfort. The mood seems somber, as if a storm is impending. I’m not sure whether I’ve stumbled upon a soccer field or a grassy parking lot. No one’s there. I’m not sure it’s safe to play or linger here. The blue sky above the clouds looks like watercolor-soaked paper. I’m intrigued. I want to go play … I mean, write! 🙂

    That was fun.

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  2. The picture actually looks like a freaky Gothic movie scene of some sort. Is a storm coming? It looks as though a storm might be coming, but for now the clouds are just hoovering over the area. There are some spots of the clouds that reflect a piece of sun trying to shine its way through. With that, I can imagine the whole sun beaming across the green trees and grass surrounding the area, inviting players to come out to a game of tennis.

    Something to think about. It just goes to show, no matter what you see, if you look closer you can see something else; something else you might prefer to see. Hmm, what else can I imagine?

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    1. What else can you imagine is just what this picture is the purpose of these sparks. There’s so much to see, feel, imagine, and create. Keep flowing with it, Barbara. Who knows where your imagination will take you and your story.



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