Monday, September 22, 2008

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

We all need a kick start once in a while. This weekend was no exception for me. Here are some great visual exercises to jump start your imagination and take you for a ride. These kick starters are courtesy of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. If you write or illustrate for children's writing market you are missing out on good information if you do not belong to this organization.

Can you meet the challenge of writing a thousand words from this photograph? You can do it. That translates to approximately four pages. Let me know if you were able to do it.

1. Describe Grandma's dream.
2. Describe the baby's dream.
3. Imagine this scene takes place on a holiday. Write about the holiday and what has happened to make this pair so sleepy.

Have fun,