For this month’s Visual Writing Prompt, take a gander at this photo. It is rife with questions that gnaw at the brain. Who is the woman? Who is the child? What are they thinking? Where are they going? Where are they coming from? Are they abandoning their trailer? And perhaps most ominously, what do those looming clouds represent?
What just happened? What will happen next? What would you like to happen next? What do you fear most?
If you come up with some answers, or perhaps just more questions, or better yet an actual story idea, feel free to post it in the comments below. Or, just keep it for yourself and keep writing!
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This month’s musical writing prompt comes from the Wolfman soundtrack. No, not the original black and white one, but the one that came out a few years back. The soundtrack is by Danny Elfman and it is quite good. We highly recommend it, if you are into soundtracks.
So click play and give it a listen. Let the creative juices flow and try to write something. If you feel like sharing, you can do so below in the comments. We would love to read your reactions to the prompts and feature the best of the best, when we can. Whatever the case, we hope this month’s track gets you going.
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For our first Visual Writing Prompt, we have this intriguing photo from Felix Russell-Saw. So take a long look at it, and consider the possibilities of what in the world is happening in this photo. Let it guide you somewhere. To a story, to a character, to something.
And if you feel like sharing with the community, post your little story from the prompt in the comments below. We will feature the best of the best and possibly publish an anthology of prompt responses some day.
But enough about that, look. Stare. Gander. And let the creative juices flow.
This month we introduce a new way to get creative and maybe even help with breaking writer's block. That's right, it's called a Musical Writing Prompt.
With these prompts we won't be providing you with a visual or words or themes, simply a song. One song to listen to and let your mind wonder, meditate. Let the music guide you to a story you might not have thought of otherwise, or build on one you already know.
If you do come up with something, please write it below in the comments and share with the rest of the community. Especially, because we will be featuring the best ones on the site and maybe even publish some of the really fantastic ones.
But for now, just click play and listen to John Carpenter's song Night from his "Lost Themes" album.