Pictures & Prompts 134

To whet your appetite and keep your writing fingers limber, take a good look at the photo or let a prompt settle in your mind. Set a timer for some amount of time, be that five, fifteen, or thirty minutes, and start writing.

photo credit: Julie_Berlin/

photo credit: Julie_Berlin/


Rewrite Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, but let him escape the assassins.


What’s your experience with Shakespeare? Did you read a lot of plays and sonnets? Have you revisited as an adult any of Shakespeare’s works you read while in school? What impact have those stories had on your life and work?


Write an insider’s guide for people who want to visit Rome with a focus on sites related to Julius Caesar.