Weekly Writing Exercise: Old Photos

Weekly Writing Exercise: Old Photographs

From my book: Writing through the Fog

Old Photographs

Pick up an antique photograph at a flea market or junk store and sit with it for a while.  Scrutinize it.  Study the background, the objects, the clothing, the expressions on people’s faces.  Then, write.  You could simply describe the elements you see, or you could create a story that revolves around the people, the place or the scene the photo depicts.  Be careful, though.  Collecting antique photos may become a bit of an obsession (ahem).

Here’s an old blog I stopped updating long ago with a few of my favorites.

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