Pictures & Prompts 228

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: Kashak/

Image credit: Kashak/


Write about a character who has just climbed to the top of this mountain, something he never thought he would accomplish. What is his next challenge, and how will he use what he’s learned to meet it?


Write about a time when you achieved a big goal. Think about what you needed to do to accomplish it. What did you have to change or sacrifice?


What do beginners need to know about mountain climbing? Write a blog post or article to help aspiring mountaineers get started.


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