Pictures & Prompts 225

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.

Image credit: duallogic/

Image credit: duallogic/


Tell the story of an author who discovers that this magical typewriter will spin fantastic tales to make him wealthy and famous. What happens when he loses it? To what lengths will he go to get it back?


Did you write stories when you were younger? Record one of those stories today as best you can remember it.


Start with everything I know about writing. Shape the best parts into an article or post that you submit or share on your own blog or social media profile.

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