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.
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.