Random Pictures to Prompt Your Story

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Picture prompts are great to get the creative juices flowing. They can remind you of your story or help you create something entirely new.

If you’re still stuck, try the following:

  1. List the colors in the photo
  2. List the things in the photo
  3. Compare/contrast two to four photos
  4. Find a way to make your least favorite photo into something that fits in your current WIP
  5. Take your characters on a journey through all four photos
  6. Make a playlist for the photos
  7. Go online and create a mood board for your favorite photo
  8. Try to guess where the photos are. Create new business names or name a mountain range or lake.
  9. Describe why you like your favorite photo or hate your least favorite
  10. Can you combine any of the photos to create a unique setting?

Pictures from Lorem Picsum

Originally published on January 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm


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Published by J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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