Picture Stories – I look at a picture then create a whole separate universe behind it (write a story based off what I see).
These are short descriptions. I’m using them to get me started until I start writing short stories, poetry, etc.
I found this exercise to be extremely hard in the beginning, but I do recommend it. It gets the creative juices flowing and makes you an overall better writer. It’s also a good way to overcome writer’s block and inspire scenes in a story you might have.
Ideas vary with authors, and I’m only sharing mine. If inspiration hits you with a picture, feel free to share.