Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bald Guy Writing Prompt

Here is an unusual picture writing prompt that has an air of mystery about it. The man has his back to us and not much can be inferred from his appearance. He is almost claustrophobically hemmed in by his surroundings, which seem to be mere texture in the background. Click this link to read more: Bald Guy Writing Prompt.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Red Ball in the Window Writing Prompt

Here is another example of how a landscape photo can be just as effective as a people photo in suggesting a story. Feast your eyes on this bizarre image. What is going on in that upper window? What will happen to the people in the apartment below? You be the judge. Click this link to read more: Red Ball in the Window Writing Prompt.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

What is a Modern Western

To understand what a Modern Western is, you must first realize what it is not. It is not historical. Gone is the setting that forms such a powerful foundation for both the Classic Western and the New Western novels. Click this link to read more: What is a Modern Western?

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

House of Sleds Photo Writing Prompt

It isn't just people photos that can suggest a story. Often a landscape can suggest a mood or tug at a writer's childhood memories. Look at this house of sleds and see what you think. Click this link to read more: House of Sleds Photo Writing Prompt

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

What is a New Western

A New Western shares the same setting and themes as a Classic Western, but is likely to be more introspective, downbeat, anti-heroic, and morally ambiguous. Click this link to read more: What is a New Western?

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Man With Phone Photo Writing Prompt

The man in this photo writing prompt looks a bit like a fish out of water. He should spark some creative ideas as to how he, dressed as he is, got to where he is. Talk about a mismatch between snappy attire and bucolic surroundings! Click this link to read more: Man with Phone Photo Writing Prompt.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

What is a Classic Western

There are three types of story in the western fiction genre – what I call Classic, New, and Modern. "Classic" means a Wild West story with heroism. Click this link to read more: What is a Classic Western?

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Writing Prompt - Describe a Character Struggling Back from Defeat

Here is a text writing prompt for you. Describe a character struggling back from defeat. You never know who has the right stuff to overcome adversity. Click this link to read more: Writing Prompt - Describe a Character Struggling Back from Defeat.

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