By Julia Buckley
Many creative writing teachers will ask students to focus on a particular detail as a starting point: perhaps it's a pair of blue ballet shoes, or a blade of grass or an oddly shaped cloud. That detail, fully explored, can become a story, a novel, a screenplay.
In the same way, sometimes one can get a glimmer of an idea from a photograph. In the spirit of Darlene's excellent list of sources, I propose a writing challenge: pick one of the random photos in today's blog, and write a "first sentence" of the story of that photograph. Indicate the number of the photo that gave you your creative impulse.
All participants get a set of Poe's Deadly Daughters bookmarks--but more importantly, you may get a sentence you want to extend into a longer work!
Happy New Year and Happy New Writing!