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Yeah, write! Picture Grab page

screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-7-20-02-pmHey everyone!
Here’s the first page of the yeah, write! pdf you get
by donating to my Night of Writing Dangerously Fund.

To find out more about the origin of yeah, write! click here.

Here’s what the page is about:
PICTURE THIS:
A page of pictures that you can use as story starters,
along with plenty of space to write your story.
Use one picture or many to create your story!

The story behind the page:
Have you ever been inspired by picture to write a story?
One picture can hold many stories,
which I’m sure you are aware
of if you like taking pictures.
And today, who doesn’t?
We all have cameras in our pockets and can snap away!

When I was in fifth grade, I had a teacher named Mr. Villemaire.
One of our writing exercises was to look at
a Norman Rockwell painting and write about it.
screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-6-58-02-pmTell me there’s no story there!

I always searched out a small thing in the painting,
something that you might not notice right away to write about,
because I thought it was too obvious to write about the characters
that you could see front and center.

Or I would write from the point of view of someone who is off to the side
or a character that was way in the back.
Either way those were some of my favorites writing assignments.

It could be the reason I loved doing the KE inspired by stories.
If you haven’t seen those,
what I do is look on Instagram for cool pictures or illustrations
and then I write a tiny little story about it,
and share them together.

I think looking at images is a great way to
open up your mind and invite the story to come in.
That’s why the first page has to do with pictures.

There are a bunch of random pictures of the bottom,
and you can choose which ones you want to use and write about.

Here’s a video of what I ended up doing.
I read you my story with a guest appearance from Rosemary!
I thanked my donors in this one, but didn’t see Sushi’s donation until after the video recording! So I’ll thank you tomorrow, Sushi!

img006Oh and one more picture story for you.
This one is about Dr. Seuss.
He was doing a bunch of drawings,
and a gust of wind came through the room.
When everything was settled,
he noticed that a drawing of an elephant
had landed on top have a drawing of a tree.
He looked at them and thought,
“Now why would an elephant be in a tree?”
and that’s how HORTON HATCHES THE EGG
came about.

Do pictures spark stories for you?
I hope so!
Remember, this is just one of 10 sheets you can get by
supporting my NOWD fun!

I’m up to 70 dollars!
Click the picture below to head over and check it out!
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More stories behind the pages coming soon!

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