Coffee break exercise: Camera

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Picture this – a new piece of writing that starts with a camera prompt in this week's creative writing exercise

 

Picture this – a new piece of writing that starts with a camera prompt in this week's creative writing exercise

Jot down some ideas for a story that features an old-fashioned camera. How does your character acquire it – e.g. it is left to them by a deceased relative, from a charity shop or it is left outside their door.

What happens when they try taking photos with it? Does the camera have magical properties? Does it lead them to the scene of a murder? What happens next?

Create a rough outline for a story.

 

Want to keep going with your camera story? Follow these seven steps from author James McCreet to help you complete a successful piece of short fiction.