Fall Photos

Fall photos has a nice alliterative ring to it. Fall in New England is one of my favorite times of year! Here is a set of fallish photos for you to use as writing prompts or inspiration. Enjoy! 

 

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There is something about the fall sky.  

 

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Monarch caterpillars get nice and fat here in the fall.  

 

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Fall hikes are the best!  

 

 Slight rainbow in the sky.  

Slight rainbow in the sky.  

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No caption needed. 

 

 

 

Lazy Hazy Days

It’s been a awhile since I’ve done one of these! Here is some summer photo inspiration for you! Maybe it will help kickstart your WIP. 

 

 

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Something to keep you afloat.  

 

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Ancient animal with stories to tell. 

 

 Potential.  

Potential.  

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Ocean vibes.  

 

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Washed ashore.  

 

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Mournful calls. 

 

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Magical wings. 

 

 

As always, happy writing! And if you use any of these photos to help your writing process let me know!  

Early Summer Photos

The weather here has finally turned and is starting to make this past winter fade into a pleasant memory so that when snow falls again in November we will be excited.  

 

As summer rolls in, it’s important for me to stay focused on my writing. Here are some picture prompts to get you going if you need a kickstart! 

 

 

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No Diving!

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Busy working. 

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Possibly my favorite picture I’ve taken recently. So many caption options... 

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Farmers’ Market. 

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Beached canoe.  

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Capturing sunlight.  

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Peck. Peck. Peck. 

 

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Balloons!

 

Happy writing!!!  

Spring Photo Prompts

A little bit of spring for you to use as writing prompts or inspiration! On our spring break I was finally able to enjoy a little sunshine and warm weather, something we’ve been lacking here in New Hampshire. 

 

 

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Cherry tree flowers #1

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Cherry tree flowers #2

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And #3...I had to edit down the number of white flower tree pictures I shared...they were just so beautiful! 

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Creeping vines with potential. 

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Window and sky.  

 

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Fence openings. 

 

As always, if you use any of these, let me know in the comments! Sometimes when I am stuck, using images can help me jumpstart my writing. 

 

 

 

 

Patterns

I am drawn to patterns and repetition whether visually or in text. No wonder I like picture books so much. The subtle (or not so subtle) repeating of a phrase or an image that harkens an earlier use makes me excited every time I see it. Here is a photo prompt set made of repeating things or lots of the same thing in one space...you’ll get the idea!  As always, if any of my photos jumpstart your writing, let me know! 

 

 

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Bells.

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Farmers' Markets are a great place to take photos or to gather inspiration. 

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Carts for days. 

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Giant cookie tray. 

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Warmer Days

Today is one of those yucky days of winter when everything is coated in ice and slush and rain and yuck. It's a snow day, but not the kind where we can go sledding or build a snowman or go exploring in the woods. It's a day for hunkering in under blankets with coffee and tea and dreams of warmer days. Here are some photos that will help you start to dream of sunnier days. What stories do these photos inspire for you?

 

 Love this flower.  

Love this flower.  

 Driftwood

Driftwood

 Tree meets ocean.  

Tree meets ocean.  

 Rocky beach.  

Rocky beach.  

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 Potential.  

Potential.  

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Summer nights.  

Winter Writing Photos

If you need a jumpstart in the new year, here’s a set of winter photos to use as writing inspiration! As you can see, I’m enamored by snow and how it changes my surroundings. Talk to me in April though when it’s still here, I start to feel a little differently by then.  

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Snow and sunlight.  

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Well on a snowy hill.  

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Snow in the woods. 

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I love perfect flakes.  

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Tracks. 

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White on green.  

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First flakes of the year.  

 

Happy writing in 2018!  

Summer Photos

More photos to use as story starters!  Using images can help writers become unstuck or at least play a little with words. Maybe the photo is a setting, or place your character in one of the pictures and see what happens.  Maybe you want to use one of the pictures as a way to connect to a memory or event. Let me know if you use one and if it helps you with your writing! 

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Inspiration

As I head down to Springfield for the New England SCBWI conference I thought I'd post some pictures that could be used as inspiration. Using photographs as prompts is one of my favorite activities to use with kids to help generate ideas and stories.  

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What stories do you see?  So many possibilities...