Julia T. Williams | The Write Spark #5: What do you see?
Julia T. Williams is a storyteller on a mission to help better lives through storytelling. She writes about all the things that go wrong and how people fight to make them right. Telling stories that matter while helping others cultivate theirs.
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Jan 03 2017

The Write Spark #5: What do you see?

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!

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  • I see a closed door, which typically means, do not enter; and it’s down a long hallway. I’m curious and want to know what’s behind it. Do I enter, or do I not enter? How curious am I? Hmmm. I tell you what, I don’t think I’m going by myself. So, I guess the answer is, NOT!

    January 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm

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