Playwriting

Playwriting Exercise: Picture Prompts

When I was in San Diego I found a lot of interesting plant life and a number of objects that just struck me as great inspiration for writing. So let’s get to it.

Each picture contains a non-human thing – tree, flower, bike and so on. Look at the picture and decide, if this thing were human what kind of character would it be? How would it talk, move? What kind of personality would it have? What job would it have? Write a monologue in which this character is sharing something with their significant other. It can be in relation to what they may be doing in the picture, or take on the life outside the frame. The choice is yours!

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Lindsay Price