Thursday, 13 May 2010

Snapshots


I found a wonderful photograph album recently. It's full of  dozens of little photographs documenting the lives of a group of friends. They looks so happy as they pose on the beach, feed the ducks in the duck pond and dig the land. I wonder what happened to them after these snapshots were taken. I'm sure they have stories to tell, stories of a whole lifetime. This album of snapshots is like a little window into their world, a glimpse into life in 1940s Britain. As I turn the pages of the album, I look in and imagine what it would be like to be part of that world.

Where do you look to find ideas for your writing?

6 comments:

  1. Pictures are great as inspiration. I use them a lot in teaching creative writing. I like abstract pictures, too, ones that don't 'define' too much what you should write about.

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  2. I agree, abstract pictures can be a fantastic resource when teaching creative writing. I think I like photographs of anonymous people best though. They get my imagination whirring.

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  3. You could create a whole story based on this one single image. What a great find!!!

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  4. Marcie - Yes, I wonder who they are and what they are doing. I wonder what happened to them after the photograph was taken. I have so many questions. I am such a nosy person!

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