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Wednesdays Visual Writing Prompt

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Wednesdays Visual Writing Prompt

Use this prompt to think outside the box, to go somewhere with your writing that you had never dare go before. See what kind of magic you can work with that brilliant mind of yours. You are a story-teller so this should be a breeze.

Maybe you could use this prompt to add a scene to the current book you are writing. Maybe you could start a short story that you can give away for free to subscribers of your blog. A picture like this can spark ideas you may never have considered.

The Rules

There aren’t really many rules, just enough to get your blog some attention and get new people interested in your writing or the current book you have to offer.

  • Write in any genre you like – poetry too
  • Tag this post in your post (share this post to your WordPress blog as a new post) so I can find you (it will ping back to this post), then I can check out your work, and promote you on my social sites.
  • If you want, when you’re done, Check which famous writer you write like with a statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers. Just paste your completed work at  I Write Like – You will be given a badge that says which famous author you write like and you can paste the html into the end of your Wednesday Visual Writers Prompt, if you like, to show us all your badge! AWESOME
  • You have until the following Tuesday to complete this writers prompt, then I will be posting a new one on the following day, next Wednesday.

If you have any suggestions for future Wednesday Visual Writing Prompts, please let me know in the comments 🙂

I look forward to reading your writing.

(if you post past the deadline I will do my best to read your work and share it on my social networks as time permits).

Have Fun!

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Here is a character i designed that is featured on a map for a book by Angela Ford. This was a fun character to draw.

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I had a client request for an octopus on a map I’m creating. This sketch took about 45 minutes and ended up looking pretty good on the map. He’s only the third octopus I’ve ever drawn, and the only one submerged in water this way. I’m going to paint him similar to a rainbow octopus with an oceanic background, we’ll have to see how it turns out.

Did you know Octopi can learn, they can process complex information in their heads, and they can behave in equally complex ways? They mimic other creatures, they sometimes carry their hiding places with them, they are expert problem solvers, and even like to play fetch. They show like and dislike toward humans too.

They are one of my favorite creatures 🙂


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