Saturday, February 21, 2015

Story Starter Saturday - February

Ready to give your imagination a workout? Whether you consider yourself a writer or not give today’s story starter a try and see where it takes you.

How does it work? Write a poem, a story, a list, a dialogue, a description, or a song. Draw a picture. Play the word association game. Set the timer for 10 minutes and do a free write. Create a new character or put yourself in a new situation.  See where the words and images take you. You never know what may happen. Even if an idea isn’t going anywhere to begin with, you may be able to use it some other time. Create a notebook and keep your story starters and scraps of inspiration for later reference. See last month's Story Starter here

Places have stories just like people do. 
What story do you see hiding in this picture?

Via Pinterest

What stands out to you? Does it remind you of a place you have been or imagined? What does the picture not show? Notice the contrast. Focus on a single detail. Explore. There are innumerable stories to discover.

Have fun! Share your first line or what approach you took in the comments below!