Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Picture is Worth at Least a Few Hundred Words

Writer's block? Need inspiration?

Try a random assortment of pictures from the last seven days at Flickr to inspire your writing.


"Baba Yaga" from designer and folder Victoria Serova

16 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

I have got to bookmark that. Fantastic!

Aaron Polson said...

Every time I reload the page, at least one quality picture pops up.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I use Deviant Art for inspiration.

Horror Girl said...

I don't think I've ever written a story about a picture. But there's a first time for everything...

abrokenlaptop said...

I love Russian Fairytales! When I was a little girl, I was always terrified of Baba Yaga, with her smoldering skulls, bloody dolls, and chicken leg house. Meanwhile, the Terminator didn't faze me.

-Mercedes

Aaron Polson said...

Cate - of course you do. ;)

Horror Girl - just inspiration...what is happening in that picture? (you get the idea)

Mercedes - Baba Yaga is freakin' weird. I have some friends with advanced degrees in Slavic literature, and boy...they have the stories.

katey said...

Baba Yaga always makes me think of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". That "Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba Yaga)" bit of it freaks me right out. (Well, half of it freaks me out, actually.)

I'm definitely gonna try the Flickr idea some time :D

Barry Napier said...

What a cool resource.

Thanks for the link!

Natalie L. Sin said...

Cool beans! I love photo prompts.

Benjamin Solah said...

This is a great idea. I'm sure I did this a few times a couple of years ago, when my site had a forum...

Might have to try it again.

BT said...

Nice.

I've done a couple of things inspired by pics including the very recent 'God's Piscatorial Church'.

Definitely will bookmark this (and Deviant Art).

Cheers.

K.C. Shaw said...

Cool! I don't know that I've ever tried to write about an image, or at least not consciously. It might be fun!

Jameson T. Caine said...

Coolness. If I can ever get out of my funk, I shall use this.

Danielle Ferries said...

Looks like a savage mammy.

Carrie Harris said...

I ended up with a flower, a sunset, a mouse, some tennis shoes, a cleaning bucket, a greeting card, and a truck.

I think I'm doing something wrong. Unless I write a story about a weremouse that turns into a cleaning bucket.

Aaron Polson said...

...weremouse...excellent