Use a Creative Prompt to Help You Improve Descriptive Writing

Practice your descriptive writing with this atmospheric writing prompt!

Weeping Willow Tree in a Park during Winter
Using this photo as a creative stimulus while working through the set exercise will help you to focus on the descriptive element of your writing.

You are walking through a meadow from your house / a hotel in the country. It is Winter, and it is early morning; fog is heavy in the air. ⁠

There is someone or something on the other side of the mist. Decide whether or not you know who or what is on the other side. ⁠

Write your experience from point A to point B, paying attention to the setting. ⁠

Set 10 minutes on your timer, and write.

If you feel like you want to go for longer, set your timer again. See where the story takes you!


Need some more help with your writing?

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You might be starting fresh or stuck on a story idea. Through this course, you’ll develop your idea into a short story at a pace that suits you. I’d designed the course to be completed in one day, but you can work to your schedule with lifetime access!

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Let’s begin your narrative journey, today!

Listen to insightful episodes Reading Room Podcast that will guide you through some pain points you might be stumbling across in your writing. For example, our episode with lessons from Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights should help you with descriptive writing! Then, you can get back to your story.

Happy writing, with your #eyestothehorizon

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