Pictures & Prompts 185

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: jonboy/

Photo credit: jonboy/


Write about a family’s outing from the perspective of the toddler.


Write about your experiences with children—your own or someone else’s. Are you able to get in touch with your playful side?


Write an article or blog post with your tips for relating to children under the age of five.


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