Tag Archives: Photo Prompt

A Thousand Words: Daddy’s Home!

Image courtesy of  “The US Army (no real name given)” on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

A Thousand Words is a photo prompt posted every Sunday.  Maybe the image will inspire you to write a journal entry, a short story, a poem, or a blog post.  Maybe you’ll just sit back and enjoy the photo.   Whatever your response, I hope  the picture inspires you to some sort of creative zen.

If you write something based on the image, feel free to share a link in the comments section.   Also feel free to use the photo on your blog, just be sure to give proper credit, which I will always include in the post or the caption.

Resources: Creative Commons, Flickr, The Daily Post
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A Thousand Words: New Treats

Image courtesy of Alison Scarpulla on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

A Thousand Words is a photo prompt posted every Sunday.  Maybe the image will inspire you to write a journal entry, a poem, a blog post.  Maybe it will inspire you to go exploring, or maybe you’ll just sit back and enjoy the photo.   Whatever your response, I hope you enjoy the picture and that it inspires you to some sort of creative zen.

If you write something based on the image, feel free to share a link in the comments section.   Also feel free to use the photo on your blog, just be sure to give proper credit, which I will always include in the post or the caption.

Resources: Creative Commons, Flickr, The Daily Post

Six Ways to Beat the Block and Get Writing

In preparation of the weekly Silent Writers’ online writing retreat, below is a list of six prompts to help you get started (seven if you consider that PW.org offers two).

Feel free to use any of these, one of your own, or work on an existing project.

    1. From PW.org: Fiction and Poetry prompts
    2. From Writerly Life: A photo prompt, “Naturally Confrontational”
    3. From Verbal VerbosityThe 100 Words Challenge Prompt
    4. From me: A photo prompt, “Running in the Cathedral”
    5. From @Selorian on Twitter: #storystarters
    6. From Plinky: Quickie questions to ponder

      The Silent Writers online writing retreat is open to all writers who want to commit a minimum of one hour to writing.  If you’re interested in participating, join us tonight at 9 EST and PST on Twitter or Facebook.

      For more information, visit the Silent Writers Collective.

      Resources: The Daily Post

      A Thousand Words: Running in the Cathedral

      Image courtesy of Vainsang on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

      A Thousand Words is a photo prompt posted every Sunday.  Maybe the images will inspire you to write a journal entry, a poem, a blog post.  Maybe you’ll be inspired to go out for a run, or maybe you’ll just sit back and enjoy the photo.   Whatever your response, I hope you enjoy the picture and that it inspires you to some sort of creative zen.

      If you write something based on the image, feel free to share a link in the comments section.   Also feel free to use the photo on your blog, just be sure to give proper credit, which I will always include in the post or the caption.

      Resources: Creative Commons, Flickr, The Daily Post

      Inspiration Points for Silent Writers’ Retreat

      Every Tuesday at 9 pm, the literary world goes silent.

      Hmm, that’s overstating it.  Let me try again.  … Every Tuesday at 9 pm, the literary world observes an hour of silence.

      No, no.  Too much.  Here’s what happens … Every Tuesday at 9 pm EST and PST, writers who find it difficult making time to write join together for an hour of silent writing.

      The Silent Writers Collective hosts a weekly online silent retreat for all writers who want to commit a minimum of one hour to writing.  If you’re interested in participating, join us at 9 EST and PST on Twitter or Facebook.

      You can work on your own project or use one of the exercises provided below.

      If the time doesn’t suit you, choose another time, just one hour and make a commitment to your writing.  It’s worth it.

      For more information, visit the Silent Writers Collective.

      Resources: The Daily Post

      A Thousand Words: Money

      Image courtesy of Stephend9 on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

      A Thousand Words is a weekly photo prompt posted every Sunday.  Maybe the images will inspire you to write a short crime drama, a haiku, a blog post.  Maybe you’ll be inspired to call your bookie, or maybe you’ll just sit back and enjoy the photo.   Whatever your response, I hope you enjoy the picture and that it inspires you to some sort of creative zen.

      If you write something based on the image, feel free to share a link in the comments section.   Also feel free to use the photo on your blog, just be sure to give proper credit, which I will always include in the post or the caption.

      Resources: Creative Commons, Flickr, The Daily Post

      Prompt-a-Palooza for Silent Writers

      If you’re a writer finding it difficult to make time for writing, think about joining the Silent Writers Collective tonight for its weekly online silent retreat.  All writers are welcome to join in at 9 EST and PST and commit an hour (more if you want) to their art.

      You can work on your own project or use one of the exercises provided below.

      For more information, visit the Silent Writers Collective.

      Resources: The Daily Post

      A Thousand Words: On the Rocks

      Image courtesy of  Jason Rogers on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

      A Thousand Words is a weekly photo prompt posted every Sunday.  Maybe the images will inspire you to write a short thriller, a haiku, a blog post, a travelogue.  Maybe you’ll just sit back and enjoy the photo.   Whatever your response, I hope you enjoy the picture and that it inspires you to creative zen.

      If you write something based on the image, feel free to share a link in the comments section.   Also feel free to use the photo on your blog, just be sure to give proper credit, which I will always include in the post or the caption.

      Resources: Creative Commons, Flickr, The Daily Post

      A Thousand Words: The Sound of Laughter

      Image courtesy of lolololori on Flickr.  Some rights reserved.

       

      A Thousand Words is a weekly photo prompt posted every Sunday.  Maybe the images will inspire you to write a short story, a haiku, a blog post, a love note.  Maybe you’ll just sit back and enjoy the photo.   Whatever your response, I hope you enjoy the picture and that it inspires you to creative zen.

      If you write something based on the image, feel free to share a link in the comments section.   Also feel free to use the photo on your blog, just be sure to give proper credit, which I will always include in the post or the caption.

      Resources: Creative Commons, Flickr, The Daily Post

      A Thousand Words: Monument Valley

      A Thousand Words is a photo prompt I will be sharing each Sunday.  Maybe the images will inspire you to write a short story, a haiku, a blog post, a grocery list.  Maybe you’ll just sit back, look at the photos, and think, Olivia must have writer’s block today.  Whatever your response, I hope you enjoy the pictures each week and that they inspire you to something that brings out your best creative zen.

      If you write something based on the image, feel free to share a link in the comments section.   Also feel free to use the photo on your blog, just be sure to give proper credit, which I will always include in the caption.

      Resources: The Daily Post, Monument Valley