Photo Prompts For Journal Time – You Can Still Win The Journal Still

Johan & I at the Brisbane River Fire with our yummy potato slinkies!

Dear Journal, Today, Johan and I went to the Brisbane River Fire. We left with a bag of sweets, our cameras, and a blanket. Once we got there we placed the blanket on the bank of the river. Throughout the day we watched jets zoom past and helicopters while they hovered above. Once it got dark, we watched as the fireworks bursted into the sky while radiating in the reflections of the Brisbane River. It was absolutely beautiful!

Today I want to just talk a little bit about using pictures during your journaling time as prompts.

Some things a writer can get from using photos to prompt their writing time.

  1. Gives Them Something To See With Their Eyes – write all the details. (That means everything you see! You can always edit it or cross it out later.)
  2. Gives New Story Ideas Very Easily – Whether you get story ideas, character sketches and biographies using photographs will let you see a bigger picture with the surroundings. Like in my example up about, you can see Devin and Johan sitting with potato slinkies. But that isn’t all you see… You see people sitting on blankets behind them, you see buildings, You see facial expressions, and much more.
  3. Use Your Photo As A Starter – Look at the photo and somehow put your character into it. What would happen? 

I want you to try this. Follow the rules up above with the picture below. :)


This is my lovely, funny, and Charming Cat! – Picture by my Momma!


 Choice One

Choice Two

You ask, “Devin, how can I win one of those amazing journals?”

This contest will be taking place this coming week. I will be giving away 2 journals of your choice for the prizes, but in order to stay in the running you must:

  1. You must be a follower of my blog! :)
  2. Share the blog with your friends on facebook, twitter, your blog, and other sites during the week! (I will get notifications that you have shared so, I will know!)
  3. Comment. Answer the questions & ask questions. You can answer one of them or all of them!! :D
  4. And last but not least, take part in conversation in the comments. The posts will be showing how to dig deep in our journalling and how that helps us in our daily walk!
  5. The contest will begin today and will run till the 29th of September! :)Good LUCK! :) May the Journals be in your favor! :D
  6. The more you share, facebook, tweet, and comment the more of a chance you will have to win one of the amazing journals.

What about You?

  1. Use the photo with my cat and the mirror as a writing prompter, write up a paragraph of what is happening and post it below in the comments. What happens? 

9 thoughts on “Photo Prompts For Journal Time – You Can Still Win The Journal Still

  1. Totally in on this- what’s the deadline say, US Central time? Gotta do a commentary review for church tomorrow and some school work, but would be happy to “prompt” away later tonight. :)

    Love photo prompts. I follow a tumblr, called “The Art of Animation”. It has some amazing artists doing some amazing work. :)

  2. Very nice pictures…I love the kitty. It’s so funny when they see themselves in a mirror and wonder what on earth they are looking at. LOL.

  3. After looking at this picture for a few moments this is what I came up with:
    A tale following the story of a small town cat aspiring to become a world famous hypnotist. Little did he know that the first time his hypnosis worked would be on a warm, sunny day as he glanced into a mirror.
    There he still stands, the seasons trickling by as life goes on about him, locked in a prison that holds no room for anything else but the deep, golden flecked eyes of his reflection.
    Who will save him from his prison? Who would want to save him? And does he want to be saved?

    Seriously? Yep, I guess I see a lot of things in story form:) I love making ideas up out of random things though. (After all, I did create an entirely new creature from the shape of a pat of melting butter once:D )

  4. The Cat…One thought ran through his head “What, this is my kingdom? What are you doing here?” There was silence, no voice, he just stared back at me…

    (Your Cat, was so confused and kept circling around the mirror trying to figure out what to do) i think pictures can lead to some very interesting story ideas!

    • Haha! :) Nice story idea! Yes, he is an interesting character one could use for a book. Onetime Tony and I were skyping and he was outside… My cat was running up a tree and then jumped onto the back of a chair and was trying to get Tony who was sitting in the hammock… I got pictures of all this… I will have to post them on here sometime! :P

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