Pictures & Prompts 179

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/


Take the last novel you read and rewrite a pivotal scene. Map out how this change would alter the rest of the story.


If your life were a book, what would its title be and why?


Write a blog post listing the top ten books you’ve read that may have been overlooked by other readers. Be sure to include what makes each book special.


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