Pick an Image

by Haley Bothwell

I have a strategy that I use for inspiration whenever I get writers' block, and it works very well. First, I get a magazine of choice (National Geographic, Teen Magazine, People Magazine, etc.) and I look for a picture of interest. When I find a picture that I like, I cut it out of the magazine and laminate it. Then, I look at the picture very closely and notice many details, imagining I am in the picture. After a few minutes of observing, I have a story starter.


If the picture I found was of a young girl and a women standing in front of a garden, I could pretend that I was the young girl, and I could write about the long hard day of yard work.

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