Writing Exercise: Start With A Picture

*Photo by Dave Hoefler on Unsplash*

The island was on a sea of glass, water so still that the skeletal trees were a near perfect reflection as they stretched across the water. A shadow of blackened limbs against a medley of purples and orange, the mass of trees called to them, a haunting reminder of what they knew lay within the tangle of roots and soil.

Why do writing exercises?

Everyone experiences writers block at some point. One of my favorite ways to refresh my mind when my current project has me down is to browse for beautiful images. There are so many talented photographers and artists out there, and websites such as Unsplash or Pexels are wonderful resources to find new inspiration. (While not required, it is always kind to credit the photographer when possible!)

If you’re having writers block, feeling unmotivated, or stuck in a writing-rut, you can find ways to pull yourself out of it. Explore other forms of art or take a walk through nature. Take a short break from you current project, and write a small little blurb like I’ve done above. Just don’t forget to revisit your current project at the end of the day to stay on track!

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

– Maya Angelou

*Photo by Dave Hoefler on Unsplash*

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