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Journaling Prompt – Narrate An Inspiring Picture

November 11th, 2009 by Avital

Beauty holds great powers. One of its super-powers is to break through blocks, including the writer’s block.

When you look at an inspiring picture, the beauty in it so vast, so powerful, words start to come up by themselves.

At first you can only identify a few single words, scattered in the wind of thought, but the longer you look at the picture, the more you can keep up with the flying words and identify more and more of the words and string them together into beautiful sentences, portraying everything you see and feel while looking at it.

For this week’s Journaling prompt I urge you to look at some amazingly inspiring pictures and follow the word flood.

You will be amazed with the results this technique yields.

Don’t stop at other people’s photos. Take a look at the latest pictures you’ve taken or at your favorite ones and start writing.

Narrate the beauty and transfer it into words.

You can write an entire scene – what you can see in the picture, what is the sequence of events that has brought such beauty and what will happen next…


Let me read it (please, please, please!)


Please share your narrated beauty! I’m looking forward to read about your beauty in the comment section of this post.

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2 Comments to “Journaling Prompt – Narrate An Inspiring Picture”

  1. Looking back at the pictures that are dear to me helps me savour the moment once again yet without the journaling or the words that come with these pictures the memories would slowly but surely fade. As a scrapbooker I often struggle with the journaling part even though with time it is what I treasure the most!

    Thank you.

    • Avital says:

      I feel exactly the same way. I know how important the words are and how fragile are the memories. I try to do my best documenting memories, but sometimes the right words don’t come out. Perhaps it’s all the pressure in getting it right, rather than just getting it on paper.

      Maybe I should write everything down in a journal first and after all the words will strike roots in the journal’s pages, I’ll wade through, pick the right word-buds, and proceed to the scrapbook pages…