Weekend Workout: Inspired by Images

In my workshops I often use writing exercises around objects and images. They make excellent jumping off points for writing practice, but you can also use these exercises as a way to move deeper into your story. Below I have included 3 different exercises you can use to inspire your writing. You’ve probably heard writers chant SHOW not TELL a hundred-thousand times. One of the ways to do this is to constantly come back to the image. As you’re writing, ask yourself, if this were a movie, what would I see on screen? IMAGE LISTING EXERCISE #1 Here’s a nice warm-up exercise if you just want to write, but aren’t working on anything in particular. Take a walk outside for 10-15 minutes. Do not talk with anyone, do not write anything down, simply...