They say, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. But which words, exactly? For me, that’s where the fun begins. In this post, I’ve gathered together ten interesting images to use as starting points for creative writing. Free the words within the pictures and see what happens.

Writing prompt:

  • Have a look at the images below, then choose one that interests you or speaks to you in some way. What words, emotions or ideas come to mind when you look at that picture? Note down your response. Now, look back over what you’ve written and choose one phrase that jumps out at you. Use your chosen phrase as the first line of a poem or short story.

Click on an image to view the gallery:

What was your reaction to the images in this post? If you’ve chosen one as a writing prompt do let me know how you get on. And if you’ve used any interesting images for creative writing in the past, I’d love to see them.