Monday, October 14, 2013

Where Does This Path Lead?

The Road to Where?

What a perfect picture for a writing prompt. Look at it carefully for several minutes. Don't just glance at it. Take time to study the picture. Where is that road going to take you? Are you happy about walking on beyond what you can see? Or are you fearful of what lies in wait for you? 

Try to use lots of sensory details when you write something prompted by this gorgeous fall scene? Look at the sky, the leaves, the bare trees, the fence and the path itself. How does the air feel? Does it have a chill to it or is it a warm Indian Summer day? The picture lends itself to some great descriptions as you travel on to whatever is at the end. 

Are you alone or with one or more others? Will it be a memory from your past or something brand new? Is the story going to be happy, scary, or sad? 

Don't start writing too soon. Give yourself time to concentrate on the picture, to let it penetrate into your mind. Monday is a good day to try a writing exercise. Maybe it will inspire your writing for the remainder of this week. 


  1. I'm using this idea for November Writer's Group. Thanks!

  2. Glad to help. Would love to see what your group does witht this picture. :)