Julia T. Williams | The Write Spark #9: What story can you tell?
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 31 2017

The Write Spark #9: What story can you tell?

Today is the day and now is the 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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  • It’s been a long time since I rode a bicycle, but looking at all of those in the picture, I feel like going for a spin. And after a few times around seeing all the sites, I’ll come back and take a nap under the shaded trees. Sounds good to me.

    February 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm
    • It had been years since I rode a bike when I hopped on one in 2012. What an experience it was. At first I was nervous and wobbled. After a few peddles, it was a different story. Riding with the wind blowing against my skin made me feel liberated. Now I ask myself, “Why haven’t you ridden a bike since?” Hmmm.

      February 17, 2017 at 3:51 pm
  • Hope you enjoy! Got back late last night and wrote a little something.

    February 1, 2017 at 6:55 am
  • Thanks for the prompt. Will have to give it a go later, though. Battery is low.

    January 31, 2017 at 7:50 am
    • Look forward to hearing your story, Jellico, once you’re charged up.

      January 31, 2017 at 9:04 am
      • Do you do the little blue linkup thingy to post to for the writings?

        January 31, 2017 at 10:48 am
      • Hmmm. I’m not sure what that is, but I believe you’d post to it like leaving a comment…if that’s what you’re asking.

        January 31, 2017 at 11:08 am
      • yep, it is. Thanks. will do after class.

        January 31, 2017 at 11:12 am

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