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Writing Prompt: Pictures Speak

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Pictures speak a thousand words. Open a notebook and write for 10 minutes. Don’t worry about grammar or punctuation – just write.



Photo by Lisa Katzenberger












What story would you have told as a child? What would you write about to represent simpler times? What is this four-year-old girl writing about? What does your imagination feel like?


Do YOU have an image that inspires creativity to share with Literary Mama readers? Send your photograph and a 2-3 line writing prompt to lmblogeditor (at) literarymama (dot) com. Please send only your own photographs, for which you hold the rights.

Lisa Katzenberger is a picture book writer and the author of Triceratops Would NOT Make a Good Ninja (Capstone, 2018). Her short stories have appeared in Jenny, PoemMemoirStory, The Genre Wars Anthology, and Foliate Oak. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and boy-girl twins. Connect with Lisa at

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