Pictures & Prompts 145

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 a reasonable amount of time, be that five, fifteen, or thirty minutes. Then start writing.

Photo credit: conrado/

Photo credit: conrado/


This woman steps into the fog. What happens next? What does she find there?


Write about bridges you remember from your childhood. Were any particularly meaningful? Have bridges ever figured prominently in your dreams?


Write an article with tips you’ve learned for handling major transitions in your work and personal life.


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