One of my favorite types of writing prompts to use is an image especially since I’m such a visual person myself. Whether you are a visual person or not using an image writing prompt is a good exercise for your creative energies.
As I was updating the prompts for this week at The Write Prompt lens I became increasing aware of just how versatile such a prompt is. This this week’s image prompt for example, it’s a simple image of two children in a narrow space on one side of a door. They are completely clothed with their faces away from the viewer. Are they in a place they shouldn’t be? Are they trying to sneak up on someone? Are they hiding? Are they trying to escape? Were they going to visit gramma? Those were just some of my thought processes. If you spend a few minutes looking at them you’ll probably come up with more.
Images provide a visual cue to get us started but there are so many avenues to explore. The same image can very well provide a new prompt for the writer every day. It depends on the mood of the writer and her/his creative influence at the moment of viewing. With so many images around us a writer has new excuse for not writing something new.
Have a delightfully creative week!