Using Photography As Writing Prompts – 5 Doorways

Photography in an art form however if you are like me and end up with electronic files full of images, then you too may have the dilemma of how use them. How to ensure they don’t just fade away into the archives never to be seen again. How about using them as prompts for another art form maybe fiction writing, poetry or haiku?


Photography as Writing PromptsI’m attaching 5 images, for you to consider as prompts. Each an entrance or doorway, how about using one as a prompt and sending me an extract or the piece of writing? I’ll post them online (no naughtiness please) with links to your own website or social media as reward.

Photography in an art form however if you are like me and end up with electronic files full of images, then you too may have the dilemma of how use them. How to ensure they don’t just fade away into the archives never to be seen again. How about using them as prompts for another art form maybe fiction writing, poetry or haiku? I love taking photographs and am learning more about being a good photographer. If you are not a seasoned photographer how about joining in on my journey and we can mentor each other. These different entrances on such a historic sight always make me wonder who has used them in the past, who has run towards them in the rain? Has anyone hidden behind them? Has anyone had the door slammed in their face, or maybe closed it behind them as they left for the final time?

Woburn Door 1
Woburn Door 1
Woburn Door 2
Woburn Door 2
Woburn Door 3
Woburn Door 3
Woburn Door 4
Woburn Door 4
Woburn Door 5
Woburn Door 5

These images are from a day out in the sun at Woburn Abbey, it’s a gorgeous place and highly recommended for a visit.

Oh by the way, in case you don’t know a very simplistic explanation of a Haiku in English is…a type of poetry that can be written on many themes, from love to nature. It consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables. Each line has a set number of syllables see below:

Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables

(Thanks to https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/types-haiku-poem for clear description of Haiku)

T & Cs: Send me your written work, maybe 500-1000 words maximum, with a note of which image you used as your inspiration to my email address you’ll find here:

https://www.christieadamswriter.com/contact-me/

If you haven’t already signed up to my online community, I’ll assume you are signing up by submitting your work. I’m hoping to have a small collection of writing from friends and artists. I’ll publish them in Summer 2016 on my blog and social media, and will let you know.

Please join in, within the spirit of sharing a little work and enjoying a quick shout out! No payments either way. I will ask for feedback so that may help you hone your writing skills too. I will be posting work online so if you wish to keep it private or are intending using it in future publications or competitions it’s maybe best you don’t submit that work. If anyone wants to use my images for any other purpose please contact me.


Author: christieadamswriter.com

I’m a storyteller focused on sharing my love of literature, travel, photography and all things arty.
My blogging supports my writing and I’m committed to encouraging others to pursue their dreams through travel and the arts.