I’m the kind of writer you rarely have to bug when it comes to writing. I tend to make up stories about everything. I imagine entire lives for strangers. I can see it all, start to finish: birth, struggle, triumph, loss, favorite ice cream. This being the case, I rarely do writing exercises. I sit and stare at a wall and play the movie of a character’s life in my head and write it down when the credits roll.
But this doesn’t mean writing exercises aren’t fun! Introducing the first reoccurring series here on Sociable Ink: Tell me a story. I’m going to post a photo below and I want you to tell me what’s happening. You can write a few lines or a whole paragraph or a poem or a song or whatever tickles your fancy. Make me laugh, make me cry, make me fear for your sanity. Depending on how many entries I get, I’ll probably pick my favorite later in the week. Keep checking back to see what others have written and feel free to comment on your own favorites!
I’ll add my own story once others have gotten the ball rolling. Off you go, dear readers! Off you go!
Think you have a picture that can inspire a story? Send it: firstname.lastname@example.org