Get Inspired By Photographs And Write A Story

Get Inspired

I noticed one thing I do when I’m in the mood for a certain genre or when an idea seems more appealing – it’s looking through photographs that bear the same feel.

We discussed the process of getting inspired and I mentioned that using your senses can provoke inspiration but now I wish pay more attention to photographs.

This is an exercise that I’m including in my soon to come workbook that deals with inspiration and the ways to find it.

Below you have photographs. So, choose one and write at least a three sentence description of the story that a photograph inspires. The story doesn’t have to be related to the scene photographs depict – it only need to be inspired by it – if you’re feeling like writing, explain how the photos inspired you.

If you’re even more into it, write a short story on the subject and send it to submit@writertowriters.com so we can publish it.

All photographs have been taken from Pexels and are free to use.

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So, get inspired, pick a number and write a story.

Keep writing!

Author: Mladen Reljanović

Mladen Reljanović is the founder and lead writer at Writer to Writers. He is the author of Oaktown stories, senior student of communication and a pianist.

15 thoughts on “Get Inspired By Photographs And Write A Story

  1. My choice: No. 9 So much goes on behind a closed door. As a horror geek I can apply something to every one of these except 5, which is annoying me. I will have a think over that this afternoon 🙂

  2. #10 (I’ll try to improve upon it after school. )
    Ding, ding, the wind gently activates the old church bell. How beautiful are the heavens arrayed this evening, how brightly the nightlights shine, and yet my fortunes have been betrayed by those wicked stars. I get the body out of the trunk. As the bell tolls we walk it to the graveyard, to hide our sins under sacred grounds.
    (Trying to write this on a tablet, so it’s probably littered with typos.)

    1. That’s so cool, I liked it very much. Unfortunately I can’t see to re-blog but I shared it on social media. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  3. No. 4 (the room with the rocking chair and unique shadows) is the most intriguing to me. I’ll have to think about what to write for a little while. It certainly inspires a number of ideas.

  4. #5: This hotel room makes be feel uncomfortable in some sort of weird way. Yes, of course it’s better than the last – molded sheets, dead crickets on the floor, a lousy thirty bucks thrown on the bed when we’d finished.

    1. Oh wow, that just went way further than I expected – I love it! If you write more of it be sure to leave a link or ask me to make you a contributor so you can post it on the blog 😀

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