Coffee break exercise: Picture

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Every picture tells a story – and in this week's coffee break exercise, you get to choose the picture, and frame the story

 

Every picture tells a story – and in this week's coffee break exercise, you get to choose the picture, and frame the story

Choose a picture that interests you – preferably one that features a person doing something. Set the timer for five minutes and write down as much detail as you can. Look at what is going on in the background and who else might be watching from the shadows.

For the next five minutes, imagine you are able to step inside the picture frame. What else would you see? For the remaining time, create the first draft of a story or poem.

 

 

If you decide to take your story in a scary direction, check ghost story author Rachel Burge's advice on writing that will haunt your readers.