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Using a photo to write a story

This entry is part 1 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

Stories are everywhere. Use this photo to write a story with a beginning, middle and end. What led up to this action? What happens next? What if? Be sure you tap into the emotion and write for the next five minutes. See if you can capture a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Let us know how it went. Ready? Go!

Take a look at previous sprints and the Friday Prompts for more images to stimulate your creativity and work your writing muscles.
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Write a scene full of action

This entry is part 2 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 2 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsHere’s a bit of activity that lends itself to some mental free-styling. What’s going on here? Whose point of view are you immediately drawn to write? Grab the action and write for the next five minutes. What’s happening next? See if you can capture…

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Dogs rule in today’s storytelling

This entry is part 3 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 3 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsWhat’s going on here? Who’s point of view are you immediately drawn to write? Stories with dogs have gained popularity over the last few years. Where would you go with the dog? Write for the next five minutes. What’s happening next? See if you…

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History is full of stories

This entry is part 4 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 4 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsHere’s an exercise geared for one who loves history. Whether you go back in time or hit a renfair, pick up your pen or hit the keyboard and see where your imagination takes you. Describe the man, the place, the bird. What’s this man…

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Why are you crying?

This entry is part 5 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 5 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsThis is probably a little too easy. You see a child crying and you immediately wonder why. So give yourself free rein to tell this child’s story. Use this photo to write a story with a beginning, middle and end. What led up to…

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How does your garden grow?

This entry is part 6 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 6 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsTime for the weekend creative pump priming with a visual prompt writing exercise. This one’s a little harder. What will you do with this photo? What emotion does it stir? What story does it provoke? Try to have a beginning, middle and end and…

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What happens next?

This entry is part 7 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 7 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsTime to get the creativity pumping. Here’s a visual prompt. Ask and answer questions. Who is this child? Where does he live? Is that his family in the background? Use the photo to write a story with a beginning, middle and end. What led…

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Are you listening?

This entry is part 8 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 8 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsTry for an April Fool’s Day spin for this week’s exercise. Let’s get those writing muscles exercised. This image should easily stir the imagination. What’s going on? Who are these people? Answer that and you have the makings for a story. Try for a…

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Name your garden

This entry is part 9 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 9 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsFriday again and it’s time to tap into the subconscious and get the writing muscles exercised. A garden can be many things: a jungle, a playground, an enchanted magical island. There’s a story here. It’s up to you to bring it about. Be sure…

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Rev your engines

This entry is part 10 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 10 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsPerfect visual prompt photo as you go into the weekend, right? Take a few minutes to flex those creative muscles and do a quick 5-minute writing sprint. What’s the story? Try to have a beginning, middle and end and write for 5 minutes. Let…

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Try a verbal twist!

This entry is part 11 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 11 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsHere’s this week’s visual prompt writing exercise. How about putting a verbal twist on this week’s prompt and writing a quick story only using dialogue? What are these women saying? What is the subtext? What are the underlying emotions?¬†What this image provoke? Try to…

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Any memories evoked?

This entry is part 12 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 12 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsThe weekend approaches, are you ready to write? Here’s your weekly Friday writing prompt. Take a few minutes to flex those creative muscles and do a quick 5-minute writing sprint. What’s the story? Try to have a beginning, middle and end and write for…

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Develop a situation

This entry is part 13 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 13 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsAs a writer how many times have you looked at a strangers and wondered about their situation? What’s going on here? Can you add a twist? Tap into the emotions of these people. Choose a point of view and write for the next five…

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Write this scene

This entry is part 14 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 14 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsTime to rime the pump with a visual prompt writing exercise. What will you do with this photo? What emotion does it stir? What story does it provoke? Try to have a beginning, middle and end and write for 5 minutes. Let me know…

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Develop a story in 5 minutes

This entry is part 15 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 15 of 43 in the series Friday SprintsReady to get your writing mojo going? Try this visual prompt writing exercise. What will you do with this photo? What emotion does it stir? What story does it provoke? Try to have a beginning, middle and end and write for 5 minutes. Let…

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