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!

One thought

  1. A red traffic light means to stop. Many times in life you can be going in a direction that began as a yes (green light), but later changed. Sometimes in life you can get so excited about the direction you’re headed, but the moment an obstacle shows up to slow you down, or stop you, you can get discouraged and think it means something different than before. A red light doesn’t always mean for you to change things around. It could simply mean to stop in that moment; for whatever the reason. And a red light for someone else might not necessarily mean a red light for you; so make sure this is your light, and not someone else’s. Until then, you won’t know whether to keep going in the same direction, or turn towards another. For now, just stop at this red light.

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