Writing Prompt: Photo Search

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so a photograph will surely help to get you writing, right?

For this week’s writing prompt, I’d like you to mentally look around your home, in scrapbooks and photo albums, in various folders on your computer, anywhere you have pictures, and make a list of your favorite photographs. Write a couple of words only, just enough to remind you of what photo you’re talking about. Write as quickly as you can. Don’t think too much. The focus is on quantity of information, not the quality of the information.

Then, pick one of the photographs you listed and write about it. Describe the photo in detail. What is the subject of the photo? Who is in it? When was it taken? Was this a special occasion? What does this photograph say to you? What does it mean to you?

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