For this week we’re talking about writing with color as a tool. Color is a powerful tool when writing. The way that we introduce color can set the scene, create emotion, draw distinctive images in our head, foreshadow what’s to come, and so much more.
Writing from personal experience or from deep emotions can be scary at times. Sometimes, like I’ve done, it requires a first draft that is purely the facts of it all. But if the goal is to create fiction from your own personal story, there are some tools that I have used that have helped me to build a novel with independent, fully-crafted characters that are not thinly veiled versions of me and my friends.
Let’s talk about writing from a prompt. One of the things I love about visual prompts is that there’s no set point of view. You get to decide whether you are writing from the point of view of the person on the other side of the camera, any people that are in the picture, or someone off to the side who can see the photo being taken.
Happy holidays to all. Whether it was bright and full of joy and family and love or full of challenge and struggle and reconnection with toxic people, or somewhere in the middle, I hear you. As we grow up, holidays can be really challenging in many aspects, and hold plenty of joy and wonder as well.
But let’s get back to creativity, so here’s another visual writing and creativity prompt!
Creative prompts are a great way to get the creativity flowing, whether you are stuck in a project, stuck in general, or just looking to have a little fun in your process, hopefully my visual prompts can help. Every week I will share a visual creative/ writing prompt and a piece of flash fiction that I wrote, inspired by this photo.