>I have decided to try out an experiment that I call Write the Picture. A lot of you have told me that you would love to learn to write stories or nonfiction or whatever your preferences might be, but you don’t know where to start. This is a writing exercise designed to get your creative juices flowing. Every few days, I will post a painting or a picture that you can look at and write a scene, a poem, a song, a journal entry or even a whole story based on what is going on in the image. You can share it in the comments below, your own blog, or do it on the honor system and keep it to yourself.
There are no restrictions or rules about what should be written. The goal of these exercises is to teach people to get in touch with what inspires them and how to utilize their creative energies. Not every picture will be historical either. I will use all types of images from all walks of life in order to help you find out what inspires you. How does this painting make you feel? What are the people in the painting doing? What are they feeling? Do you see comedy or sorrow? Write it down.