Monday, September 23, 2013

Muse Monday: Picture this...spurring ideas visually via @DefinitionHouse #prompt #writing

A new week has begun, and the muse seems to be hiding... Never fear! Lure her out into the open with a visual. She's a curious one and wants to see more. :P

There's something so beautifully creepy about this door. Just looking at its worn wooden planks with chipped and fading paint screams story idea. A picture is worth more than a thousand words when it sparks an idea or helps steer a story in an exciting new direction.

Looking at a photograph like this makes me ask questions, which is what we want when the muse seems to be playing hide and seek.

Who lives there? Are they supernatural
What kind of power do they have? Do they use it for good or evil? 

Maybe the house is abandoned. Why? Did someone, or something, chase the owners away? 

Or is someone hiding out there? Who are they running from? 

Will the flowers wilt when dark magic approaches? 

What do you see when you look at this door? 

Questions are a writer's best friend, because the answers give us the words we need to fill all the pages.

For more photograph prompts, visit Definition House's Pinterest boards or deviantART for unique drawings. Also, type 'picture prompts' into Google Images for great visual ideas.


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