Sometimes it’s easy to come up with a subject, a character, a problem or an issue on which to hang your short story.
Some days it’s not. But that doesn’t mean you can’t write. I just means getting started might be harder.
If you’re finding it hard to start writing today, hop on over to the Flickr “Interesting” page (pictures someone at Flickr has tagged as ‘interesting’ in the past 7 days).
Grab a picture and start writing. See where it leads.
- Don’t try to force your usual style onto this story. See what comes out.
- Don’t try to do too much. Whatever you start will probably be a brand new idea. Keep it short and simple.
- Make sure your story travels from start to end: don’t just write a description, make someone or something change between the first word and the last.