For this writing activity you will need an old magazine. If you do not have an old magazine available you can use the images at the end of this post, just close your eyes and hover your cursor across the screen at random.
- Look through the magazine and cut out interesting words, phrases and images.
- Place them in a bowl, close your eyes and pull out two of these magazine snippets.
- Write a Flash Fiction 300 words max. or a poem if you prefer.
- Repeat until tired.
For those with no spare paper magazines use the area below.
This morning’s picture prompts have been gathered under Creative Commons license from Wikimedia Commons.
Choose a picture and start writing – see where it takes you.
A view of the interior of Nasir ol Molk Mosque located in Shiraz, Iran. The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade that makes beautiful colors when light is passed through it and is reflected on the carpets.
Three Parisian women watching the solar eclipse of 8 April 1921 on the Cour du Havre, next to the gare Saint-Lazare.
“Airborne” by Christopher Klein, an art installation representing a gas molecule. Built in 2008 for The Linde Group’s headquarters, the Angerhof, in Munich.
High diver Beatrice Kyle, standing by the wheel of fire engine, in high driving outfit, holding a pickle, between acts at the Society Circus at Fort Myer, Virginia; for the benefit of the Army Relief Fund; Apr. 25, 1924.
From the Bench
In the next writing activity we invite you to write a short story or flash fiction. Spend 10 minutes writing down initial ideas from the prompt and then spend 30 minutes or more writing the first draft of your story.
Set an alarm on your phone or use this timer https://timer.onlineclock.net/ for 10 minutes.
From the Bench
Someone is sitting on a bench reading a newspaper article about a recent string of crimes. This person knows who did it.
Remember to click.
Idea originally posted by Melissa Dono on Wattpad
Getting into the Zone
We start this morning with a writing activity.
What’s in a Word?
Use the word, do not look up the definition. Spend 3 minutes writing about what you think the word means.
- Choose one of these words (pick a language you don’t speak).
- Set a timer for 3 minutes, if you don’t have one use this link and set one in the background. https://timer.onlineclock.net/
- Start writing – it is important you keep your pen or keyboard moving, don’t worry if your mind takes you off the original instruction, don’t worry about the content, silence your inner editor and just keep the words coming.
Don’t forget to click.